Reference for: Chrysophyllum mexicanum. Source: Sapotaceae of North America Update, database (version ). Acquired: Notes: Updated for ITIS by. H Chrysophyllum mexicanum Brandegee is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Chrysophyllum (family Sapotaceae). ETHNOBOTANY AND FLORISTICS OF BELIZE. Chrysophyllum mexicanum Brandegee ex Standl. Introduction · Internship · Publications · Family List.

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The point still remains that these plants are potential sources of foods, medicines and basic chrysophyllm to both humans, animals and our environments. Even though the use of certain plants as a treatment regimen for certain ailments has been in practice for a long time, yet most people are unaware of the basic things they can benefit from these plants.

Chrysophyllum mexicanum Brandegee — The Plant List

Below is a group of medicinal plants that offer several therapeutic and medicinal benefits. However, it is quite disheartening that these tree species are receiving less attention despite the countless benefits we stand to gain from them.

Chrysophyllum is a group of tropical plants chryso;hyllum belong to the Sapotaceae family. Chrysophyllum trees usually grow approximately 10 to 20 meters height with round, pear shaped or sub-spherical shaped fruits crhysophyllum measure up to 3 cm diameter.


The small flowers measure between 3 to 8 mm while the greenish above and golden pubescent underneathoval shaped leaves measure between 3 to 15 cm. The pulp is usually consumed fresh by pressing it hard and then sucking the pulp.

Chrysophyllum fruits are not usually plucked from the trees but rather allowed to drop on the ground when ripen before gathering. Chrysophyllum fruits are seasonal fruits that usually fruit between December to April annually.

Some species of Chrysophyllum such as Chrysophyllum cainito is chryspphyllum by its purplish outer skin chrysophyklum slightly purplish-white sweet edible pulp. Chrysophyllum albidum white star applewhich is closely related to the African star apple Chrysophyllum africanum is distinguished by its pale yellow pericarp and light pink-coloured pulp.

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Chrysophyllum albidum is known as udala or udara by Igbo people, agbaluba by Hausa people, eha by Ebira, agbalumo, agwaluma or osan by Yoruba, Utieagadava by Urhobo people and ehya by the Igala people.

The Sierra Leone people also refer to the fruit as bobi wata or breast milk fruit. It also bears edible fruit that can be eaten fresh. The sweet edible pulp normally contains 5 to 6 seeds. The inedible flattened seeds are quite hard in texture and brown in appearance with whitish colour. Nutritional Values of Chrysophyllum Chrysophyllum fruits are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals such as iron, ascorbic acid, anacardic acid, crude protein, folate, carbohydrate, s odium,vitamin B6, zinc, magnesium, calcium, manganese, vitamin K, vitamin B1, vitamin C, crude fibre and potassium.


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Researchers reveal that Chrysophyllum extracts contain cardiac glycosides, tannins, phenols, steroids, reducing sugar, phlobatanninsterpenoids, alkaloids, flavonoids and saponins. Regulates the Blood Sugar Level Studies reveal that Chrysophyllum albidum local cherry fruit is essential for regulating the blood sugar level. Both the barks, leaves and roots of Chrysophyllum albidum can be used for preparing herbal medicines for regulating the blood sugar level.

Chrysophyllum Canito leaves can be infused and used for treating diabetes.

Chrysophyllum mexicanum

The seeds cotyledon possess anti-hyperglycemic properties thus can lower high blood sugar level. Antioxidizing Properties Orijajogun et al. Their study shows cnrysophyllum this fruit contains saponins, tannins, triterpeniodsalkaloids, volatile oil, steroids, resins and balsam.

As a result, it can serve as a natural antioxidant booster for treating mexicaanum stress disorders where free radicals are present. Due to the antioxidant properties of Chrysophyllum, it can scavenge for free radicals in the body thereby reducing lipid peroxidation and preventing cancer and heart diseases.

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