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Alternative Names

Kordoi, Ambanamkaya, Kamranga, Chaturappuli-Vairappuli, Kkaramba, Carambola, Starfruit, Balimbíng, Saranate, Kkamrakh, Five Finger

Scientific Name

Averrhoa carambola

Why Do People Use Star Fruit?

Most effective species of Star Fruit is A. bilimbi, which is consumed commonly in traditional Malay medicine. Malays crush the shoots and leaves and utilize them for the treatment of ringworm, chickenpox and headaches. Vomiting is cured by giving a decoction of the fruits and leaves. While in China and India, the roots were made into a decoction with different ingredients and used to treat poisoning. A jam of the fruit is used to treat side effects of excessive alcohol ingestion. It is also for diarrhea and bad bilious attacks. Fruit juice of Star Fruit is also consumed by those suffering from fever as well as a body coolant. The internal portion of the bark was utilized along with sandal wood as a powder application for prickly heat. The roots, leaves and stem of Star Fruit tree are thought to contain hydrocyanic acid.

Is It Safe To Use?

To rate the effectiveness of Averrhoa carambola, the information available in unreliable.

How Effective Is Star Fruit?

About the effectiveness of Star Fruit, there is scarce and unreliable information available.

How Star Fruit Works?

Averrhoa carambola is full of potassium, antioxidants and vitamin C. However, it has low quantity of sodium and sugars. This fruit is also thought be strong source of primary as well as secondary polyphenolic antioxidants. Star Fruit has been found to have both antimicrobial and antioxidant effects. Scavenging of nitric oxide (NO) by the extract of fruit is dependent on stage and concentration of ripening. Extracts demonstrate antimicrobial effects against Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Klebsiella spp. and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Star Fruit?

No severe side effects have been reported with the use of star fruit powder. However, due to its high oxalic acid content, the patients suffering diseases such as kidney stones, kidney failure or those under kidney dialysis treatment may experience some renal side effects. Usage of star fruit powder by such individuals may lead to vomiting, hiccups, mental confusion and nausea. Fatal outcomes have been recognized in some patients.

How Star Fruit Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Star Fruit Interacts With Drugs?

As like grapefruit, Star Fruit powder is thought to be a strong inhibitor of seven cytochrome P450 isoforms. These enzymes are involved in the first pass elimination of drug in liver; therefore use of this fruit may increase the concentration of different drugs in the body. Such medicines may include statins and benzodiazepines.

How Star Fruit Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Star Fruit Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Star Fruit Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Star Fruit?

There is no typical oral or topical dosage of Star Fruit


Its fruit juice, being acidic, is commonly used to sanitize the metal surfaces. Starfruits are introduced by the Chinese at their precious offering, ancestral altars as "golden stars"

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Star Fruit Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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