Nature's Herbs - Power-Herbs Acai Fruit Antioxidant Support - 30 Capsules
Nature's Herbs Acai Fruit is a highly concentrated SuperFruit extract from the whole fruit and contains antioxidant flavonoids. As measured on the ORAC and SOD scales for antioxidant activity, Acai ranks high among fruits and vegetables. These antioxidants are considered to be an important source of Acai's beneficial properties, and are responsible for Acai's rich purple color. Acai fruit (Euterpe oleracea) has been used by the people of the Amazon region for traditional therapies and in the diet for centuries. Acai contains an active flavonoid called Cyanidin-3-Glycoside.
Parts Used and Where Grown
Clusters of round, dark purple-to-black, berry-shaped açaí fruits are harvested to make juice, ice pops, and herbal supplements. Ethnobotanists have also documented folk medicine uses for the seed oil, fruit rind, and roots. The inner core of the thin trunk of the açaí tree is well-known as the source of hearts of palm. Açaí is primarily grown in the Pará region of the Amazon estuary, in the northern region of Brazil. It also grows in French Guyana, Panama, Ecuador, and Trinidad.
Historical or Traditional Use
Açaí juice is a major dietary component of Brazilian diets, especially in the Pará region. It is often eaten at breakfast with cassava meal (manioc) or with tapioca and sugar. The açaí fruit is rich in nutrients and is found in many Brazilian prepared foods. The fruit is most popularly used to make juice, but is also found in ice cream, popsicles, and various desserts.
Açaí seeds can be crushed to produce a green oil that has been used as a folk remedy for scrofula (a type of tuberculosis). The roasted, crushed seeds, consumed as tea, are a traditional remedy for fever. Tea made from the root is a folk remedy for jaundice and anemia. Tea made from the grated fruit rind has been used topically as a wash for skin ulcers. Boiled preparations of açaí root have been used traditionally to treat many diseases, including diabetes, hepatitis, malaria, kidney disease, and dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain).
No clinical trials of açaí for the prevention or treatment of any health condition have been published in the medical literature.
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