Mammea americana Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
mammee-apple mammy-apple tropical-apricot

Mammea americana, commonly known as mammee, mammee apple, mamey, mamey apple, Santo Domingo apricot, tropical apricot, or South American apricot, is an evergreen tree of the family Calophyllaceae, whose fruit is edible. It has also been classfied as belonging to the family Guttiferae Juss., which would make it a relative of the mangosteen Mammea americana is often confused with the unrelated but similar looking mamey sapote tree, whose fruit is also called mammee or mamey.

Mammea americana

Medical use

Economic importance of Mammea americana

Human food beverage base fruit
Medicines folklore
Non-vertebrate poisons house pest control

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Biological activities

Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Aggregant
Sucrose found in Fruit (55000 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Allergenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Alpha-Amylase-Inhibitor
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Shikimic-acid found in Leaf (700000 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (110000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (3405 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.8 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
AntiPMS
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Antiacne
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Fruit (51 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Fruit (51 ppm)
Antianginal
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Antiaphthic
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Antiarabiflavinotic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.8 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (3405 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Anticalculic
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Anticancer
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Shikimic-acid found in Leaf (700000 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Fruit (51 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Anticarpal-Tunnel
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.8 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.8 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.8 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.8 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Fruit (51 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.8 ppm)
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Anticoagulant
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Shikimic-acid found in Leaf (700000 ppm)
Anticoronary
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.8 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (3405 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (110000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (3405 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antiglossitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.8 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antihiccup
Sucrose found in Fruit (55000 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Antihyperkeratotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (110000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (3405 ppm)
Antiichythyotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Friedelin found in Plant
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Antikeratitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.8 ppm)
Antileishmanic
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antileukoplakic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antilupus
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antimastitic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Fruit (51 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.8 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 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 (1515 ppm)
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (110000 ppm)
Antiophthalmic
Sucrose found in Fruit (55000 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.8 ppm)
Shikimic-acid found in Leaf (700000 ppm)
Sucrose found in Fruit (55000 ppm)
Antiozenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antipapillomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antipellagric
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.8 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Antiphotophobic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.8 ppm)
Antipityriasic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Antiporphyric
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Shikimic-acid found in Leaf (700000 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Antiseborrheic
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (3405 ppm)
Shikimic-acid found in Leaf (700000 ppm)
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Antistroke
Potassium found in Fruit (3405 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Antitubercular
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Shikimic-acid found in Leaf (700000 ppm)
Antitumor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (110000 ppm)
Shikimic-acid found in Leaf (700000 ppm)
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (110000 ppm)
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Antixerophthalmic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (3405 ppm)
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Atherogenic
Sucrose found in Fruit (55000 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Fruit (110000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (3405 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Bruchifuge
Shikimic-acid found in Leaf (700000 ppm)
COX-1-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (110000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.8 ppm)
Shikimic-acid found in Leaf (700000 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Shikimic-acid found in Leaf (700000 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (110000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (3405 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Fruit (3405 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Collyrium
Sucrose found in Fruit (55000 ppm)
Colorant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Demulcent
Sucrose found in Fruit (55000 ppm)
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Disinfectant
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (110000 ppm)
Friedelin found in Plant
Potassium found in Fruit (3405 ppm)
FLavor
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Flatugenic
Sucrose found in Fruit (55000 ppm)
Gastroprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Hemostat
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Hypercholesterolemic
Sucrose found in Fruit (55000 ppm)
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Fruit (1085 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (110000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (110000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (3405 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Fruit (110000 ppm)
Ileorelaxant
Shikimic-acid found in Leaf (700000 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Insecticide
Mammein found in Fruit
Insectifuge
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Interferon-Synergist
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Irritant
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (110000 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Litholytic
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Mucogenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Mutagenic
Shikimic-acid found in Leaf (700000 ppm)
Mycobactericide
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Odontolytic
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Pediculicide
Mammein found in Fruit
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Mammein found in Fruit
Shikimic-acid found in Leaf (700000 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.3 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Preservative
Sucrose found in Fruit (55000 ppm)
Prooxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Iron found in Fruit (51 ppm)
Refrigerant
Citric-acid found in Fruit (6000 ppm)
Sedative
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Sweetener
Sucrose found in Fruit (55000 ppm)
Thymoprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Triglycerigenic
Sucrose found in Fruit (55000 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Uricogenic
Sucrose found in Fruit (55000 ppm)
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (985 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (110000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (50 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (3405 ppm)
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1515 ppm)
Sucrose found in Fruit (55000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
1,5-dihydroxyxanthone Plant
1,7-dihydroxyxanthone Plant
2-hydroxyxanthone Plant
2-methoxyxanthone Plant
4-1-(acetoxypropyl)-5,7-dihydroxy-6-(3-ethyl-2-butenyl)-8etc. Plant
4-hydroxyxanthone Plant
Ascorbic-acid Fruit 100 1,515
Ash Fruit 1,700 23,070
Beta-carotene Fruit 0.4 24
Calcium Fruit 40 985
Carbohydrates Fruit 115,000 917,000
Citric-acid Fruit 6,000
Cyclomammein Plant
Cyclomammeisinn Plant
Cycloneomammein Plant
Fat Fruit 1,000 68,275
Fiber Fruit 8,000 110,000
Friedelin Plant
Iron Fruit 1 51
Kilocalories Fruit 380 3,700
Lignoceryl-lignocerate Plant
Mammein Fruit
Neomammein Plant
Niacin Fruit 2 50
Normammein Plant
Phosphorus Fruit 78 925
Potassium Fruit 470 3,405
Protein Fruit 880 46,150
Riboflavin Fruit 0.2 3.8
Shikimic-acid Leaf 700,000
Sodium Fruit 150 1,085
Sucrose Fruit 55,000
Tetracosanyl-tetracosanoate Seed
Thiamin Fruit 0.2 2.3
Water Fruit 855,000 890,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]