Spondias mombin Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
hog-plum Jamaica-plum yellow mombin

Spondias mombin or Spondias purpurea var. lutea, is a tree, a species of flowering plant in the family Anacardiaceae. It is native to the tropical Americas, including the West Indies. The tree has been naturalized in parts of Africa, India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. It is rarely cultivated. The mature fruit has a leathery skin and a thin layer of pulp. The seed has an oil content of 31.5%.

Spondias mombin

Medical use

Economic importance of Spondias mombin

Human food fruit
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    • Southern South America: Paraguay

Biological activities

Acidifier
Tartaric-acid found in Fruit (15000 ppm)
Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Additive
Tartaric-acid found in Fruit (15000 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Allergenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (58000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.5 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
AntiPMS
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Antiacne
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Fruit (127 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Fruit (127 ppm)
Antianginal
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Antiarabiflavinotic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.5 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Anticancer
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Fruit (127 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Anticarpal-Tunnel
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.5 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.5 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.5 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.5 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Fruit (127 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.5 ppm)
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Anticoronary
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.5 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (58000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiglossitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.5 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Antihyperkeratotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (58000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit
Antiichythyotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Antikeratitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.5 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antileukoplakic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antilupus
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antimastitic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Fruit (127 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.5 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (58000 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.5 ppm)
Antipapillomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antipellagric
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.5 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Antiphotophobic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.5 ppm)
Antipityriasic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antiporphyric
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Antistroke
Potassium found in Fruit
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Antitumor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (58000 ppm)
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (58000 ppm)
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Antixerophthalmic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Fruit (58000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
COX-1-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (58000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.5 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (58000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Fruit
Chemopreventive
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Colorant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (58000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit
FLavor
Tartaric-acid found in Fruit (15000 ppm)
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Gastroprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Fruit
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (58000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (58000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Fruit (58000 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Insectifuge
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Interferon-Synergist
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Irritant
Tartaric-acid found in Fruit (15000 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (58000 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Mucogenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Prooxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Iron found in Fruit (127 ppm)
Sedative
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Sequestrant
Tartaric-acid found in Fruit (15000 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Thymoprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (115 ppm)
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (2500 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (58000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (117 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1615 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ascorbic-acid Fruit 160 1,615
Ash Fruit 4,000 35,000
Beta-carotene Fruit 1 115
Calcium Fruit 260 2,500
Carbohydrates Fruit 106,000 883,000
Fat Fruit 2,000 121,000
Fiber Fruit 5,000 58,000
Iron Fruit 10 127
Kilocalories Fruit 420 4,050
Niacin Fruit 5 117
Phosphorus Fruit 310 3,250
Potassium Fruit
Protein Fruit 8,000 67,000
Riboflavin Fruit 0.3 3.5
Sodium Fruit
Tartaric-acid Fruit 15,000
Thiamin Fruit 0.4 4.5
Water Fruit 827,000 880,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]