Health Benefits of Medlar – Mespilus germanica

Medlar scientific name Mespilus germanica, also known as common medlar, is a large shrub or small tree, and it is native to southwest Asia and southeast Europe.

It is, said that the fruit has been cultivated since Roman times, and is unusual in being available in winter, and eaten after bletting.

Bletting is a process of softening that certain fleshy fruits undergo, beyond ripening. It is, also added to a range of dishes.

Common Medlar fruit helps to treat constipation and eliminates bladder and kidney stones.

This plant helps to reduce oral abscess, stomach bloating, throat abscess, fever disposal, fattening, internal bleeding, strengthen skin, nerves and treats intestinal inflammation.


Medlar is a fruit that has a low caloric value. It is, estimated that a piece could have about 40 calories.

Medlar fruits possess the nutrients which are beneficial for health.

It has a high amount of Vitamin B2, B1, C and A. Medlar is also used for its medicinal properties.

It contains tannin, protein, natural organic acids and pectin with a low amount of carbohydrates.

The minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium are, also found in the Medlar fruit which helps to promote the immune health.

The daily intake of this fruit is helpful for people with kidney and liver ailments.

It enhances the health by detoxifying and hydrating organs in the body.