Main Preparation Method: juice
Main Actions (in order): antioxidant, nutritive, astringent, antifungal
Main Uses: for its natural high vitamin C content for colds/flu (for its vitamin C content) for skin care/anti-aging (for its antioxidant and vitamin content) as an overall health tonic (tones, balances, strengthens) as a heart tonic (tones, balances, strengthens)
Properties/Actions Documented by Research: antioxidant, antifungal
Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: anti-inflammatory, astringent, cardiotonic
Cautions: High dosages of vitamin C may cause diarrhea.
From The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs, Leslie Taylor, 2005, http://rainforest-database.com/plants/acerola.htm
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