Acerola

Summary

Acerola is a medicinal plant originating in South America, very rich in vitamin C, which has a preventive and curative effect in case of infectious diseases. It can be found in pills to eat, chew or in a drinkable solution.

names

Portuguese name: acerola (antillean cherry, barbados cherry)
Binomial name: Malpigbia punicifolia [Sessé & Moc. ex DC.]
English name: Acerola
Spanish name: acerola
French name: acérola, cerise des Barbades, cerise du Brésil
German name: Acerola
Italian name: acerola

Family

Malpighiaceae

Constituents

Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Iron , Flavonoids, Carotenoids

parts used

fruits

Effects

Antioxidant (thanks to its vitamin C content), stimulant in case of infectious diseases, remineralizing.

Indications

In the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases such as the flu (as a complement to other treatments), angina   (as a complement to other treatments), colds , asthenia (fatigue).

Amazonian Indians use it for diarrhea and liver disorders [source: wikipedia France, Oct. 2009]

Secundary effects

we do not know

contraindications

we do not know

Interactions

we do not know

Acerola-based preparations

– Acerola chewable tablets

– Acerola capsules

– Acerola powder (eg dosage, take 1 coffee spoon of acerola powder, 1 to 2 times a day)

– Drinking solutions based on acerola

– Acerola juice, consumed throughout Brazil, in restaurants, snack bars and bars, due to its high concentration of vitamin C. Also consumed by Amazon Indians.

Where does acerola grow?

Acerola grows mainly in South America, in Brazil.

Interesting Observations

– Acerola is a well-known plant in South America and mainly in Brazil. Acerola fruits are very rich in vitamin C. We are talking about a concentration 50 to 100 times higher than in orange1 . In fact, there are 1500 to 4500 mg of vitamin C in 100g of acerola.

– The virtues of vitamin C are numerous and have a very favorable effect in the prevention and treatment of various infectious diseases. A cure based on acerola can therefore be very beneficial, especially in winter, against the flu and cough .

anti-fatigue effect

A special edition of the French journal Science & Vie on medicinal plants, published in July 2020, estimated that the effect of acerola as an anti-fatigue stimulant has not yet been demonstrated, due to the lack of published scientific studies.

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