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Malpighia glabra / punicifolia


Weak heart, menopause, caries, influenza infections, fatigue, vitamin deficiency (particularly vit. c, gastro-intestinal diseases ...


Composition :
Myrciaria glabra / punicifolia,ascorbic acid, potassium, calcium, magnesium, fructose, iron, dextrose.

Part used :
Dried fruits

Acerola, also known as Acerola Cherry, Cherry of the Antilles, Barbados Cherry, Puerto Rico Cherry or Jamaica Cherry, is a plant from the Malphigia family. It is a tree or bush which grows to be 5 meters (15 ft) in size. It grows wild in the dry woods of South and Central America as well as Jamaica but is also grown commerically on the sandy soil of northeastern Brazil. Acerola is a fiery red fruit with a diameter of 1-2 centimeters (1/2 in to 1 in) which contains white seeds. The ripe fruit is juicy, soft and sweet, containing high concentration of vitamin C, B6, provitamin A as well as iron, calcium, magnesium, thiamine, riboflavine, and niacine. The cherries are harvested green when the content of vitamin C is highest. As a comparison, fresh oranges contain 500 to 4’000 ppm (mg/kg) vitamin C on average, while green Acerola cherries contain 16’000 to 172’000 ppm (i.e. 32 to 46 times the amount of oranges). In addition, the cherries contain twice the amount of pantothene acid (vitamin B5) of oranges and about the same amount of vitamin A than carrots. Also, the vitamin C contained in the Acerola cherry is minimally reduced by the drying process and therefore far better conserved than for example with Camu-Camu berries (Jaboticaba).

Vitamin C is used as a prevention against flu, reducing or entirely eliminating the symptoms ; it is also successfully used against fatigue. Seniors, in particular, should monitor their daily vitamin C intake. One tablet of 2.5 grams contains approximately 500 mg of vitamin C


¼ to 2 lozenges 3 times daily