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Malpighia emarginata - Acerola
Malpighia emarginata is a tropical fruit-bearing shrub or small tree in the family Malpighiaceae. Acerola is native to South America, southern Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and Central America.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Acerola provides a rich source of vitamin C, about 1000 to 4000 mg per 100 grams. The green, unripe fruits contain twice the amount of Vitamin C than the ripe fruits.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple||Ovate-lanceolate||The leaves are divided into 3-6 toothed leaflets, with smaller leaflets in between|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||Yellow||5-10||The flowers are sessile and borne on the short-peduncled cymes. Flowering season is May - November|
|The fruit is very long and narrow||Pointed at both ends||It contains thin flat seeds||Many||Fruiting season is May - November|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Easily grown in a good soil and a sunny position