Carica pentagona Health effects and herbal facts

Carica pentagona

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Geografical distribution

  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador - Azuay, Bolivar, Chimborazo, Loja, Pichincha, Tungurahua

Biological activities

Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Allergenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (73530 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
AntiPMS
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiacne
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Antianginal
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Anticancer
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Anticoronary
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (73530 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antihyperkeratotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (73530 ppm)
Antiichythyotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antileukoplakic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antilupus
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antimastitic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (73530 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (2060 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antiozenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antipapillomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antipellagric
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiphotophobic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antipityriasic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Antiporphyric
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antitumor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (73530 ppm)
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (73530 ppm)
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Antixerophthalmic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (2060 ppm)
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Fruit (73530 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
COX-1-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (73530 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (73530 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Colorant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (73530 ppm)
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Gastroprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (73530 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (73530 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Fruit (73530 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (2060 ppm)
Insectifuge
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Interferon-Synergist
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (73530 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Mucogenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Fruit (2060 ppm)
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Prooxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Iron found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Sedative
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Thymoprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (73530 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (4265 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ascorbic-acid Fruit 290 4,265
Ash Fruit 4,000 58,825
Beta-carotene Fruit 0.6 9
Calcium Fruit 110 1,615
Carbohydrates Fruit 54,000 794,115
Fat Fruit 1,000 14,705
Fiber Fruit 5,000 73,530
Iron Fruit 4 60
Kilocalories Fruit 230 3,380
Niacin Fruit 10 145
Phosphorus Fruit 140 2,060
Protein Fruit 9,000 132,350
Riboflavinfr Fruit 0.6 9
Thiamin Fruit 0.2 3
Water Fruit 930,000 932,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]