Pachira macrocarpa Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Guiana-chestnut Malabar-chestnut provision-tree sabanut water-chestnut wild cocoa
Pachira macrocarpa

Medical use

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Biological activities

Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Allergenic
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (131000 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7000 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (0.6 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
AntiPMS
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Antiacne
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antianginal
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Antiarabiflavinotic
Riboflavin found in Seed (0.6 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7000 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Anticancer
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Seed (40 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Anticarpal-Tunnel
Riboflavin found in Seed (0.6 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (0.6 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Riboflavin found in Seed (0.6 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (0.6 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Seed (40 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (0.6 ppm)
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Anticoronary
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (0.6 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7000 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (131000 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7000 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiglossitic
Riboflavin found in Seed (0.6 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antihyperkeratotic
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (131000 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7000 ppm)
Antiichythyotic
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antikeratitic
Riboflavin found in Seed (0.6 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antileukoplakic
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antilupus
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antimastitic
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (0.6 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (131000 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Seed (3025 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (0.6 ppm)
Antiozenic
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antipapillomic
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antipellagric
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (0.6 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Antiphotophobic
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (0.6 ppm)
Antipityriasic
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Antiporphyric
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7000 ppm)
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Antistroke
Potassium found in Seed (7000 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Antitumor
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (131000 ppm)
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (131000 ppm)
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Antixerophthalmic
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Seed (3025 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7000 ppm)
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Seed (131000 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7000 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
COX-1-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (131000 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (0.6 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (131000 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7000 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Seed (7000 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Colorant
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (131000 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7000 ppm)
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Gastroprotective
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Seed (760 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (131000 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (131000 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7000 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Seed (131000 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Seed (3025 ppm)
Insectifuge
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Interferon-Synergist
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (131000 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Mucogenic
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Seed (3025 ppm)
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (0.3 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Prooxidant
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Iron found in Seed (40 ppm)
Sedative
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Thymoprotective
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-carotene found in Seed (13 ppm)
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (875 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (131000 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (40 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7000 ppm)
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Seed (255 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ascorbic-acid Seed 240 255
Ash Seed 35,000 37,000
Beta-carotene Seed 12 13
Calcium Seed 830 875
Carbohydrates Seed 359,000 37,900
Fat Seed 392,000 414,000
Fiber Seed 124,000 131,000
Iron Seed 38 40
Kilocalories Seed 5,300 5,600
Niacin Seed 38 40
Phosphorus Seed 2,860 3,025
Potassium Seed 6,630 7,000
Protein Seed 160,000 169,000
Riboflavin Seed 0.6
Sodium Seed 720 760
Thiamin Seed 0.3
Water Seed 54,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]