Gamboge is a spice which is sour in taste. It looks dark brown to black in appearance which is made by drying the fruit of its tree. In Sri Lanka, gamboge is being used as an ingredient to give a sour taste to the curries and bring more health benefits as its rich in healing properties.
Despite its fame as a spice nowadays, in ancient times, gamboge was known as a quintessential herb – especially in Ayurveda medicine.
Ingredients and benefits of gamboge
Gamboge primarily contains carbohydrates, dietary fibre, iron, vitamin A, and calcium. Gamboge is also known as a good source of antioxidants.
It can bring the following health benefits: