Health Benefits and Uses of Bignay

Bignay or Antidesma bunius is a sour edible fruit but often neglected because of its small size. The fruits come in bunches like grapes but this bignay has the size of a toy pellet gun bullet. The seeds are big in proportion to fruit size.

My father told me that birds feed on it but I have never see any birds eating the small fruit ever since.

Because of its small sizes I enjoy eating ripe coffees more.

bignay and bignay leaves

This small fruit has the following health and food uses.

The popular product for bignay is wine. Jam and juice can also be made out of bignay. Added to dish as flavorings. Young leaves can be eaten together with rice.

A very good source of calcium and id fair in iron.

Young leaves are boiled an taken as treatment for syphilitic affections. Syphilis is common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta).

Bark for medication should be used with caution. It contain toxic substance.

Food Value Per 100 g of Edible Portion ( Analysis made in Florida and the Philippines, purdue.edu)
Moisture = 91.11-94.80 g
Protein = 0.75 g
Ash = 0.57-0.78 g
Calcium = 0.12 mg
Phosphorus = 0.04 mg
Iron = 0.001 mg
Thiamine = 0.031 mg
Riboflavin = 0.072 mg
Niacin = 0.53 mg

32 Replies to “Health Benefits and Uses of Bignay”

      1. according to anti biotech study and also bignay tea is also my study the bignay extract in rats showed glucose loweringeffect of fasted non-diabetic and allovan induces diabetic rats.

  1. Thank you very much for this post, Noah, because this is a real Blessing to me & family + many others… In fact, my comment/testimony is already about a month late but still ongoing and very up-to-date.. Bignay Tea (from male Bignay tree bark/twigs) was 1st recommended by my wife’s cousin: Elsie Saldajeno who even gave me a pack to try out because it has helped her Mom who was undergoing Dialysis 3x/week before they discovered Bignay, but afterwards have improved significantly with lesser Dialysis sessions now.. But because i’m really fond of research, i Googled about Bignay first and came across this blog of yours, as well as many others with similar information about 1st-Hand experiences of using Bignay, or testimonies of its benefits, which I can now share as my own experience/testimony as well… I was hospitalized in October this year due to a “semi-stroke” brought about by a 200+/160 BP reading, high Total Cholesterol, LDL, Creatinine, and even high SGOT/SGPTs that resulted to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) + borderline Uric Acid level. my medical problems were hereditary in nature, but was aggravated by my highly-stressful Call Center work and lack of exercise even though i was already on a somewhat strictly fish diet with some veggies and fruits (but not plenty).. after 4days of drinking Herbal Tea in November 2014, –bcoz I was on a tight time-frame before my next blood Lab tests scheduled as outpatient–, all my Blood Chemistry test results mentioned above + Blood Pressure readings, have drastically lowered down to normal levels.. Thank GOD!.. then to be even doubly-sure about it, I requested for Abdomen Ultrasound test despite the fact that its still quite premature because i only had UTZ test a month before this while I was hospitalized. I took that risk for a close-timeframe test because my confidence has been boosted by the positive results of Bignay Tea to my blood chemistry… and then sure enough: the NAFLD has improved because my Liver wasn’t enlarged anymore! Truly, GOD blessed us with this wonderful Bignay Fruit Tree which is part of HIS Creation-Nature and has become now an instrument of Healing thru GOD’s Gracious Provisions.. as an Impact of this, my wife also started taking Bignay Tea for her weight-loss program, sugar & uric-acid reduction as well as cured her recurring UTI problem… My wife ELSIE is now a promoter and distributor of this Bignay Tea in her workplace community because she gives her friends and even passers-by in their water bill payment center-office a “sample drink” of few glasses of Bignay Tea, which these same people have testified to have brought good effects.. So to end this testimony, we have helped spread the “Good News” about Bignay Tea, and other people have also searched for your Blog & other web sources for more information or clarification about its Health Benefits.

  2. Thank you very much for this post Noah because this is a real Blessing to me & family + many others… In fact, my comment/testimony is already about a month late but still ongoing and very up-to-date.. Bignay Tea (from male Bignay tree bark/twigs) was 1st recommended by my wife’s cousin: Elsie Saldajeno who even gave me a pack to try out, because she said that it has helped her Mom who was undergoing dialysis 3x/week before they discovered Bignay, but afterwards have improved significantly with lesses dialysis sessions now.. But because i’m really fond of research, i Googled about Bignay first and came across this blog of yours, as well as many others with similar information about 1st-Hand experiences of using Bignay, or testimonies of its benefits, which I can now share as my own experience/testimony as well… i was hospitalized in October this year due to a semi-stroke brought about by a 200+/160 BP reading, high Total Cholesterol, LDL, Creatinine, and even high SGOT/SGPTs that resulted to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) + borderline Uric Acid level. my medical problems were hereditary in nature, but was aggravated by my highly-stressful Call Center work and lack of exercise even though i was already on a somewhat strictly fish diet with some veggies and fruits (but not plenty).. after 4days of drinking Herbal Tea in November 2014, –bcoz I was on a tight time-frame before my next blood Lab tests scheduled as outpatient–, all my Blood Chemistry test results mentioned above + Blood Pressure readings, have drastically lowered down to normal levels.. Thank GOD!.. then to be even doubly-sure about it, I requested for Abdomen Ultrasound test despite the fact that its still quite premature because i only had UTZ test a month before this while I was hospitalized. I took that risk for a close-timeframe test because my confidence has been boosted by the positive results of Bignay Tea to my blood chemistry… and then sure enough: the NAFLD has improved because my Liver wasnt enlarged anymore! Truly, GOD blessed us with this wonderful Bignay Fruit Tree which is part of HIS Creation-Nature and has become now an instrument of Healing thru GOD’s Gracious Provisions.. as an Impact of this, my wife also started taking Bignay Tea for her weigh-loss program, sugar & uric-acid reduction as well as cured her recurring UTI problem… My wife ELSIE is now a promoter and distributor of this Bignay Tea in her workplace community because she gives her friends and even passers-by in their water bill payment center-office a “sample drink” of few glasses of Bignay Tea, which these same people have testified to have brought good effects.. So to end this testimony, we have helped spread the “Good News” about Bignay Tea, and other people have also searched for your Blog & other web sources for more information or clarification about its Health Benefits.

    1. A male bignay tree? I have never heard and see one yet. Although I am sure there is a male papaya tree (flowers are useful as pain killer)

    1. I have read that bugnay fruit is very healthful and even good for beverages, and I am so inyerested to produce my own bugnay wine for my personal consumption. I have bugnay plantation and I always made of bugnay juice. I appreciate if you can give me the recipe how to make bugnay wine. Thank you.

  3. pde po ba ang bignay sa mga bukol? like breast mass, myoma at polyp sa uterus? at sa ovarian cyst din? how about sa toxic goiter? anong part ang gagamitin at paano?

    1. totoo po bang nakakatigas ng lalaki ang bignay?anu anu po bang side effects nito para malinaw ang aking katanungan,gusto ko po malaman ang ibat ibang pong mga sanhi nito:

  4. nakakagamot ba yan sa mahina ang panunaw?
    pls txt me asap bumili na ako nyan sa alabang eh gusto ko subukan sa nanay ko. pls reply 09305869285

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