- What other names is Acerola known by?
- What is Acerola?
- How does Acerola work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Acerola.
Acerola is used to treat or prevent scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency. Acerola is also used for preventing heart disease, "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis), blood clots, and cancer.
Some people use it to treat the common cold, pressure sores, bleeding in the eye (retinal hemorrhages), tooth decay, gum infections, depression, hay fever, and collagen disorders. Athletes use acerola for improving physical endurance.
Likely Effective for...
- As a source of vitamin C to prevent scurvy.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Preventing heart disease.
- Treating the common cold.
- Cancer prevention.
- Tooth decay.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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