Malpighia glabra Health effects and herbal facts

Malpighia glabra is a tropical fruit-bearing shrub or small tree in the family Malpighiaceae. It has often been confused with the cultivated crop tree M. emarginata, but has small insipid fruit and a very different flower structure.

Malpighia glabra

Medical use

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Biological activities

Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Allergenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (46566 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (24345 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
AntiPMS
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antiacne
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Fruit (28 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Pantothenic-acid found in Fruit (36 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Fruit (28 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antiarabiflavinotic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (24345 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Pantothenic-acid found in Fruit (36 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Anticancer
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Fruit (28 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Anticarpal-Tunnel
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Pantothenic-acid found in Fruit (36 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Fruit (28 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7 ppm)
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Anticoronary
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (24345 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Pantothenic-acid found in Fruit (36 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (46566 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Pantothenic-acid found in Fruit (36 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (24345 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antiglossitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Antihypercholesterolemic
Pantothenic-acid found in Fruit (36 ppm)
Antihyperkeratotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (46566 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (24345 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antiichythyotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Antikeratitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antileukoplakic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antilupus
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antimastitic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Fruit (28 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 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)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (46566 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1280 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7 ppm)
Antiozenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antipapillomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antipellagric
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Antiphotophobic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7 ppm)
Antipityriasic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antiporphyric
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (24345 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (24345 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Antitumor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (46566 ppm)
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (46566 ppm)
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Antixerophthalmic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1280 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (24345 ppm)
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Fruit (46566 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (24345 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
COX-1-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (46566 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Pantothenic-acid found in Fruit (36 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (46566 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (24345 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Fruit (24345 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Colorant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (46566 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (24345 ppm)
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Gastroprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Fruit (1219 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (46566 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (46566 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (24345 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Fruit (46566 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1280 ppm)
Insectifuge
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Interferon-Synergist
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (46566 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Mucogenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1280 ppm)
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Prooxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Iron found in Fruit (28 ppm)
Sedative
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Thymoprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (69 ppm)
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1400 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (46566 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (2095 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (47 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (24345 ppm)
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (172231 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ascorbic-acid Fruit 16,228 172,231
Ash Fruit 2,000 42,000
Beta-carotene Fruit 3 69
Calcium Fruit 120 1,400
Carbohydrates Fruit 778,000
Fat Fruit 3,000 34,924
Fiber Fruit 4,000 46,566
Iron Fruit 2 28
Kilocalories Fruit 320 3,725
Magnesium Fruit 180 2,095
Niacin Fruit 4 47
Pantothenic-acid Fruit 3 36
Phosphorus Fruit 110 1,280
Potassium Fruit 828 24,345
Protein Fruit 4,000 46,566
Riboflavin Fruit 0.6 7
Sodium Fruit 35 1,219
Thiamin Fruit 0.2 2.3
Vit-b-6 Fruit 0.09 1.04
Water Fruit 914,000 923,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]