Linn.Family ► Malpighiaceae.Habitat ► Native to tropical America; cultivated in gardens as hedge.English ► Barbados Cherry, Acerola.Action ► Fruits—used in dysentery, diarrhoea and liver disorders. Fruits are rich in ascorbic acid (1,000-4,000 mg/100 g of edible pulp). The bark contains about 26% tannin. Fruits of Brazilian plant gave alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthine.
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