Chiococca alba Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
David's milkberry David's-root Davisroot milkberry snowberry West Indian snowberry

Chiococca alba is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family, Rubiaceae, that is native to Florida and extreme southern tip of Texas in the United States, Bermuda, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the Gal√°pagos, and tropical South America. Common names include David's milkberry, West Indian milkberry, cahinca and West Indian snowberry. The specific epithet, alba, means "white" in Latin and refers to the color of its fruits.

Chiococca alba

Medical use

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan

Biological activities

Allergenic
Methyl-salicylate found in Root
Analgesic
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Anaphrodisiac
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Antiinflammatory
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Antioxidant
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Antipyretic
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Antiradicular
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Antirheumatalgic
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Antiseptic
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Antitartar
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Cancer-Preventive
Methyl-salicylate found in Root
Carminative
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Counterirritant
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Dentifrice
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FLavor
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Fungicide
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Herpetifuge
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Insectifuge
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Insectiphile
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Perfumery
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Pesticide
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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Alkaloids Root
Methyl-salicylate Root
Tannins Root
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]