(Herbs Wiki) Acai

| September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments | 147 views

Acai Scientific Names and Common Names,Acai Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Acai Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Herbs Wiki) Acai


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties | Biochemical Information
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Scientific Names

Acai Tree
Acai Berries

Euterpe oleraceae

Common Names

Acai berry
Acai palm
Cabbage palm
Palm berry
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Parts Usually Used

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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

The acai plam tree grows to a height of up to 60 feet. The berries are about the size of blueberries and are dark purple. The taste is a cross between chocolate and red wine.
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Where Found

Acai berries grow on the acai palm tree that grows in the Brazilian ranforests.
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Medicinal Properties

In vitro and in vivo studies have shown that acai has antiinflammatory, antioxidant, and apoptotic effects.
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Biochemical Information

Acai Fruit Flavonoids: Anthocyanins (ACNs), Proanthocyanidins (PACs) Fatty acids: Oleic acid, Palmitic acid, Linoleic acid Acai Seed Procyanidins, Protocatechruic acid, Epicatechin Back to Top


Acai has shown promising results instudies as an atioxidant,an anti-inflamatory and it seems to help prevent cancer. It also seems promising in tests as an MRI contrast agent.
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How Sold

Juice & capsules
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Acai may interact harmfully with other cancer-fighting medications, and if you are on chemotherapy, it could interfere with the chemo medications. Consult your oncologist befoer taking acai.
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Resource Links

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