Surprising health benefits of elephant apple/chalta

From reducing depression and anxiety to delaying skin ageing, here are five magical health benefits of elephant apple, widely known

Published on Feb 01, 2023 05:40 PM IST 6 Photos

Chalta or elephant apple is the fruit of an evergreen shrub that grows extensively in India and other parts of Southeast Asia. It helps combat many ailments such as hypertension, kidney disease and anxiety. Here are five amazing health benefits of elephant apple. (Instagram/chanada_muchung)

Reduces Depression and Anxiety: Elephant apple contains phytonutrients like tannins, saponins, and sterols that help relieve depression and anxiety. (Unsplash)

Reduces Stomach Issues: The bark extracts of elephant apples play a key role in eliminating stomach-related problems.(Unsplash)


Protects Kidney: It helps cleanse the body from within and get rid of toxins, due to its umpteen powerful antioxidants.   (Twitter/AshfordIns)

Enhances Eyesight: Elephant apple is packed with vitamin A and carotenoid antioxidants like zeaxanthin and lutein which help improve eye health. (File Photo)