Chrysophyllum cainito Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
star-apple
Chrysophyllum cainito

Medical use

Economic importance of Chrysophyllum cainito

Human food fruit seds
Materials wod
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Caribbean: Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Jamaica; Puerto Rico

Biological activities

Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Allergenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (108000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (7565 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (1.7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
AntiPMS
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Antiacne
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Antianginal
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antiarabiflavinotic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (1.7 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (7565 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Anticancer
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Anticarpal-Tunnel
Riboflavin found in Fruit (1.7 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (1.7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (1.7 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (1.7 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (1.7 ppm)
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Anticoronary
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (1.7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (7565 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (108000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (7565 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiglossitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (1.7 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antihepatotic
Methionine found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Antihyperkeratotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (108000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (7565 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antiichythyotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Antikeratitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (1.7 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antileukoplakic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antilupus
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antimanic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antimastitic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (1.7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (108000 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (1.7 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antiozenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antipapillomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antipellagric
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (1.7 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Antiphenylketonuric
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antiphotophobic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (1.7 ppm)
Antipityriasic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antiporphyric
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antiprostaglandin
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antipsychotic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiscoliotic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (7565 ppm)
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Antistroke
Potassium found in Fruit (7565 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Antitumor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (108000 ppm)
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (108000 ppm)
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antixerophthalmic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (7565 ppm)
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Fruit (108000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (7565 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
COX-1-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (108000 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (1.7 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (108000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (7565 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Fruit (7565 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Colorant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (108000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (7565 ppm)
Emetic
Methionine found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Essential
Methionine found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Gastroprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Glutathionigenic
Methionine found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Methionine found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Fruit (270 ppm)
Hypnotic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (108000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (108000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (7565 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Fruit (108000 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Insectifuge
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Insulinase-Inhibitor
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Insulinotonic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Interferon-Synergist
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (108000 ppm)
Lipotropic
Methionine found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Monoamine-Precursor
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Mucogenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Prolactinogenic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Prooxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Iron found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Sedative
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Sweetener
Dextrose found in Seed (24000 ppm)
Thymoprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Tumor-Promoter
Tryptophan found in Fruit (120 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Urine-Acidifier
Methionine found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Urine-Deodorant
Methionine found in Fruit (60 ppm)
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1220 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (108000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (58 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (7565 ppm)
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (640 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ascorbic-acid Fruit 30 640
Ash Fruit 3,000 22,000
Seed 37,500
Beta-carotene Fruit 0 0.9
Calcium Fruit 75 1,220
Carbohydrates Fruit 145,000 886,000
Dextrose Seed 24,000
Fat Fruit 7,000 93,000
Seed 66,000
Fiber Fruit 5,500 108,000
Iron Fruit 4 47
Kilocalories Fruit 672 3,950
Lucumin Seed 12,000
Lysin Fruit 220 670
Methionine Fruit 20 60
Niacin Fruit 9 58
Phosphorus Fruit 160 985
Potassium Fruit 1,400 7,565
Pouterin Seed 37
Protein Fruit 7,200 71,035
Riboflavin Fruit 0.2 1.7
Saponin Seed 1,900
Sodium Fruit 50 270
Thiamin Fruit 0.1 2.3
Tryptophan Fruit 40 120
Water Fruit 784,000 857,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]