02 November 2007

Red Fruit (Pandanus conoideus lam), The Natural Medicine For Cancer, Stroke, Hypertension, Hepatitis, Osteoporosis and Diabetes Mellitus

Red Fruit (Pandanus conoideus lam) is the natural medicine for cancer, stroke, hypertension, hepatitis, osteoporosis and diabetes. Found only in the Indonesian Island of Papua, this red fruit is more commonly called kuansu by the Papuans and “Buah Merah” (Red Fruit) by the Indonesians. The fruit is very popular in these regions where it is regularly harvested as food.

The healing properties of Buah Merah were discovered quite by accident. It was Dr. I Made Budi, M.Sc. who made the link between Buah Merah and the fact that the Papuans and the Wamena people had a very negligible incidence of cancer, hepatitis, hypertension, stroke, diabetes and heart diseases. After conducting several tests to ascertain the properties of Buah Merah, it was found that the fruit contained Beta-carotene, Antioxidants, Omega 9 and Omega 3, all of which help to increase the resistance of the body.

The fruit was found to have very high levels of beta-carotene, which was around 12.000 ppm. Beta-carotene was used in the United States for effectively treating patients who suffered from lung cancer. It works by slowing down the blockage of the arteries, thus enhancing the blood flow to the brain and the heart. Beta-carotene also interacts with the protein in the body, increasing the antibody output by at least twice the amount, which enhances the activities of the lymphocytes and T-helpers. Studies have shown that a daily consumption of 30-60mg of Beta-carotene for two months can cause the body to produce natural cells that are disease-free. This increase in the number of natural cells was capable of minimizing production of cancer cells. This was possible because of the neutralization of free radicals which otherwise caused cancer.

After this discovery was made, the oil of the Buah Merah fruit was given to 30 fowls as they were also prone to succumbing to deadly viral attacks. These fowls were kept under observation and it was seen that it increased their resistance to the virus. After further tests and extensive library study, Drs. I Made Budi, M.Sc. concluded the fruit would definitely have healing effect on human beings too. Since then, the fruit has become popular as an alternative treatment choice for curing stroke, diabetes and different types of cancer.

Drs. I Made Budi, M.Sc. did further tests on the fruit and found it had several nutrient substances that were also active medicinal compounds including tocopheraol, linoleat acid, dekanoat acid, oleat acid and linolenat acid. The tocopherol that was present in Buah Merah had strong anti-carcinogenic properties, which enhanced the body’s immune system especially against HIV/AIDS. This further endorsed Drs. I Made Budi’s decision to use the fruit for medicinal purposes.

Buah Merah also contains high levels of Omega 9 as well as Omega 3, two non-saturated fatty acids which are easily digested and absorbed into the body. This helps the metabolism to run smoothly, which in turn speeds up the process of recovery. These fatty acids also have antiviral as well as antibiotic properties, which function by slowing down and killing the lipids membrane of viruses. As a result of this, the viruses are unable to develop new structures and cannot regenerate. This helps actively in the prevention of HIV/AIDS by killing the HIV/AIDS viruses including the liver-damaging hepatitis virus. The active tumor cells are also killed.

Because Buah Merah has the presence of several components that are useful in the prevention of a multitude of ailments, it can be considered as a panacea or a medicine that is capable of curing multi-diseases.

The Antioxidant Properties Of Buah Merah

Prof Dr. Muhilal, a Biochemical Doctor discovered that the reason the Papuans had such a low incidence of vitamin A shortage was because of their high consumption of Buah Merah, which contained high levels of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene gets converted into vitamin A by glucose.
The high levels of tocopherol helped prevent the onset of degenerative diseases such as cancer, hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Only olive oil has such high tocopherol content. Dr. Chairul, chemical doctor and researcher at LIPI - Indonesian Biology Examination Center stated that the antioxidant properties of the fruit made it helpful in curing degenerative diseases, retarding free radicals and preventing the early onset of old age.

The Treatment Abilities Of Buah Merah


Cancer is caused by abnormal cell growth. The beta-carotene and tocopherol in Buah Merah act as antioxidants and enhance the immune system of the body by working to prevent the growth of cancer cells. This is why Buah Merah is being called the new alternative cancer treatment.

Diabetes Mellitus

The blood-sugar level is increased when the pancreas gland is unable to produce much-needed insulin, giving rise to Diabetes Mellitus. The tocopherol in Buah Merah helps improve the performance of the pancreas, thus helping to prevent this condition.

Hypertension, Stroke, and Heart Disease

Obesity, lack of exercise, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption could lead to hypertension, which is often accompanied by heart disease and stroke. The tocopherol present in Buah Merah helped dilute the blood enabling the smooth circulation of blood to the different parts of the body. The beta-carotene in Buah Merah slowed down the blockage in the arteries, helping smooth flow of blood to the heart and the brain.


The high natural antioxidant content in Buah Merah increased CD4 levels and helped boost the immune system of HIV patients.


Hepatitis B and C could develop into liver cancer or cirrhosis if not cured. The antivirus and antioxidants in Buah Merah help prevent formation of cancer cells and also speed up regeneration of liver cells.


High cholesterol levels led to narrowing and hardening of the blood vessels. The Buah Merah oil help neutralize blood cholesterol.


Buah Merah is calcium rich and contains about 55.000 mg per 100 gram. It supplies the bones with much-needed calcium that can help prevent osteoporosis, which is primarily caused by lack of calcium.

Eye Obstruction

Beta-cartone, which is provitamin A gets converted into vitamin A in the body and helps cure eye obstruction that is caused due to lack of vitamin A.

Improving Sexual Desire and Fertility

People who consume Buah Merah oil notice an increase in sexual desire. Fertility in men as well as women is also increased due to the tocopherol and the vitamin E that is present in the fruit.