Spondias purpurea Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
hog-plum purple mombin red mombin Spanish-plum

Spondias purpurea is a species of flowering plant in the cashew family, Anacardiaceae, that is native to tropical regions of the Americas. It is most commonly known as Jocote, which derives from the Nahuatl word xocotl, meaning "fruit." Other common names include Red Mombin, Purple Mombin, Hog Plum, Ciruela Huesito, Sineguela, and Siriguela.

Spondias purpurea

Medical use

Economic importance of Spondias purpurea

Human food fruit

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Western South America: Ecuador

Biological activities

Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Allergenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (21000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (11155 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
AntiPMS
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Antiacne
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Fruit (37 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Fruit (37 ppm)
Antianginal
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Antiarabiflavinotic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (11155 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Anticancer
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Fruit (37 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Anticarpal-Tunnel
Riboflavin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Fruit (37 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Anticoronary
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (11155 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (21000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (11155 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiglossitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Antihyperkeratotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (21000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (11155 ppm)
Antiichythyotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Antikeratitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antileukoplakic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antilupus
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antimastitic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Fruit (37 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (21000 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1680 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antiozenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antipapillomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antipellagric
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Antiphotophobic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Antipityriasic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Antiporphyric
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (11155 ppm)
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Antistroke
Potassium found in Fruit (11155 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Antitumor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (21000 ppm)
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (21000 ppm)
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Antixerophthalmic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1680 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (11155 ppm)
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Fruit (21000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (11155 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
COX-1-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (21000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (2.1 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (21000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (11155 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Fruit (11155 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Colorant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (21000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (11155 ppm)
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Gastroprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Fruit (83 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (21000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (21000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (11155 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Fruit (21000 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1680 ppm)
Insectifuge
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Interferon-Synergist
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (21000 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Mucogenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1680 ppm)
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (3.7 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Prooxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Iron found in Fruit (37 ppm)
Sedative
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Thymoprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (9 ppm)
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (925 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (21000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (42 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (11155 ppm)
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (2025 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ascorbic-acid Fruit 450 2,025
Ash Fruit 6,000 34,000
Beta-carotene Fruit 0.6 9
Calcium Fruit 140 925
Carbohydrates Fruit 220,000 924,000
Fat Fruit 1,000 12,000
Fiber Fruit 4,000 21,000
Iron Fruit 6 37
Kilocalories Fruit 830 3,550
Niacin Fruit 4 42
Phosphorus Fruit 350 1,680
Potassium Fruit 2,700 11,155
Protein Fruit 9,000 41,000
Riboflavin Fruit 0.3 2.1
Sodium Fruit 20 83
Thiamin Fruit 0.7 3.7
Water Fruit 758,000 762,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]