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Healing Properties of Fruits: Persimmon

Persimmon

Permisson has very cooling thermal nature, a sweet flavor. It has the properties to cools heat, especially lung heat, it builds body fluids, moistens the lungs and resolves phlegm,tonifies the spleen-pancreas; soothes mucous membranes in the digestive tract to relieve gastrointestinal inflammations; treats common hot and dry conditions such as often occur in thirst, canker sores, and chronic bronchitis.

The unripe persimmon has an astringent taste that makes the lips pucker from its tannic acid content; as persimmon ripens, the tannic acid is converted until none is left in the fully ripe state. The astringent property of partially ripe persimmon is desirable in treating these conditions: diarrhea, dysentery, hypertension, and spitting up, coughing up, or vomiting blood.
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