Eugenia uniflora Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Brazil-cherry Surinam-cherry
Eugenia uniflora

Medical use

Economic importance of Eugenia uniflora

Environmental ornamental
Human food fruit
Medicines folklore
Weed potential sed contaminant

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Naturalized
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Naturalized
    • Australia: Australia - Queensland
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • United States
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Brazil: Brazil - Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo
    • Western South America: Bolivia - La Paz, Santa Cruz, Tarija
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Catamarca, Chaco, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Formosa, Jujuy, Misiones, Salta, Santa Fe, Tucuman; Paraguay; Uruguay
    Naturalized
    • Caribbean: West Indies

Biological activities

Acaricide
Citronellal found in Leaf
Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Allergenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Citronellal found in Leaf
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (42850 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
AntiEBV
Geranial found in Leaf
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
AntiPMS
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiacne
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiaflatoxin
Geranial found in Leaf
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Antianginal
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiarabiflavinotic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Citronellal found in Leaf
Geranial found in Leaf
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Anticancer
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Anticarpal-Tunnel
Riboflavin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Anticoronary
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (42850 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiglossitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antihyperkeratotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (42850 ppm)
Antiichythyotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antikeratitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antileukoplakic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antilupus
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antimastitic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (42850 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (815 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antiozenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antipapillomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antipellagric
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antiphotophobic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antipityriasic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antiporphyric
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Citronellal found in Leaf
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antistaphylococcic
Citronellal found in Leaf
Antistreptococcic
Citronellal found in Leaf
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Antitumor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (42850 ppm)
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (42850 ppm)
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Geranial found in Leaf
Antixerophthalmic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Antiyeast
Geranial found in Leaf
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (815 ppm)
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Fruit (42850 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
COX-1-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (42850 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Candidicide
Citronellal found in Leaf
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (42850 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Geranial found in Leaf
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Colorant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (42850 ppm)
Embryotoxic
Citronellal found in Leaf
Estrogenic
Geranial found in Leaf
FLavor
Citronellal found in Leaf
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Fungicide
Citronellal found in Leaf
Geranial found in Leaf
Gastroprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Glutathionigenic
Geranial found in Leaf
Hepatoprotective
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (42850 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (42850 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Fruit (42850 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (815 ppm)
Insectifuge
Citronellal found in Leaf
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Interferon-Synergist
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Irritant
Citronellal found in Leaf
Laxative
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (42850 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Motor-Depressant
Citronellal found in Leaf
Mucogenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Nematicide
Citronellal found in Leaf
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Fruit (815 ppm)
P450-2B1-Inhibitor
Citronellal found in Leaf
Perfumery
Citronellal found in Leaf
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Citronellal found in Leaf
Geranial found in Leaf
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Prooxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Iron found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Sedative
Citronellal found in Leaf
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Spasmolytic
Geranial found in Leaf
Teratogenic
Citronellal found in Leaf
Thymoprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (101 ppm)
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (640 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (42850 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2115 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ascorbic-acid Fruit 140 2,115
Ash Fruit 2,000 35,715
Beta-carotene Fruit 9 101
Calcium Fruit 70 640
Carbohydrates Fruit 79,300 927,000
Cineole Leaf
Citronellal Leaf
Fat Fruit 1,000 60,275
Seed 5,000
Fiber Fruit 3,000 42,850
Geranial Leaf
Geranyyl-acetate Leaf
Iron Fruit 1 14
Kilocalories Fruit 380 3,590
Niacin Fruit 0.3 21
Phosphorus Fruit 90 815
Protein Fruit 5,000 69,180
Seed 56,000
Riboflavin Fruit 0.4 4.5
Terpinene Leaf
Thiamin Fruit 0.2 2.1
Water Fruit 854,000 907,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]