- It eliminates itching and promotes hair growth. This is done by shampooing the hair or applying the fruit juice to the scalp.
- Rubbing calamondin juice on insect bites banishes the itching and irritation.
- It bleaches freckles and helps to clear up acne vulgaris and pruritus vulvae. It is taken orally as a cough remedy and antiphlogistic
- Lightly diluted and drunk warm, it serves as a laxative.
- Combined with pepper, it is prescribed in Malaya to expel phlegm.
- The root enters into a treatment given at childbirth.
- The distilled oil of the leaves serves as a carminative with more potency than peppermint oil. The volatile oil content of the leaves is 0.90% to 1.06%.
- Calamondin halves or quarters may be served with iced tea, seafood and meats, to be squeezed for the acid juice.
- Some people boil the sliced fruits with cranberries to make a tart sauce.
- Calamondins are also preserved whole in sugar sirup, or made into sweet pickles, or marmalade.
- Whole fruits, fried in coconut oil with various seasonings, are eaten with curry.
- The juice is primarily valued for making acid beverages.
- It is often employed like lime or lemon juice to make gelatin salads or desserts, custard pie or chiffon pie.
- In the Philippines, the extracted juice, with the addition of gum tragacanth as an emulsifier, is pasteurized and bottled commercially.
Other Benefits of Calamansi:
- Good source of Vitamin C
- Can be used as stain remover
- Some says it whitens skin
- Serves as deodorant