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Ackee Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Blighia Sapida

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Ackee

Ackee can cause Vomiting Sickness. Unripe or inedible portion of Ackee fruit contains Hypoglycin A and B toxins. Both the toxins are poisonous. Hypoglycin A is more toxic than B. The toxins induce severe Hypoglycemia and reduce the blood sugar level in the Body. It arouses toxicity within 6-48 hours of Ingestion. It causes more toxicity, vomiting, seizures and coma.
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Ackee is a tree.
It is an evergreen.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 10 M.
Best used for Cold and Fever.


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Materia Medica for Ackee

Ackee General

The fruit of Ackee can be consumed. The fruit is eaten after the outer shell or pods of Ackee turn red and open naturally. The edible portion of Ackee is the yellow seed cover called Arilli. Yellow Arilli covers the toxic black seeds of the fruit. The arils are cleaned, washed and boiled for 5 min before use.
Its leaves and bark are a good remedy for Stomach related problems.
The herbal tea prepared from Ackee with salt is used as a mouthwash for treating Pyorrhea and various other Gum problems.
Tea prepared from the leaves is beneficial in curing respiratory ailment like Asthma. Its fruit is also used for the treatment of Cold, Nasal Blockage, and Influenza.
Ackee is a good herbal treatment for curing Eye related ailments like Conjunctivitis, leading to irritation and redness in the Eye.
Ackee is effectual in combating Headaches and Feverishness.
It is effective in curbing ailments related to Neurological Disturbance like Epilepsy.
The soap prepared from it is helpful in curbing Skin Afflictions.
It is also advantageous in curing Edema, which leads to Swelling, as a result of, excessive collection of tissue fluid.
It is a good herbal treatment for Intestinal Problems like Dysentery i.e. loose motions and grave Diarrhea.
It relieves the pain of Rheumatic Affliction. A decoction prepared from its leaves is used to relieve Strains, Pains, and Bulges (Swellings).
It is also used in preparing cuisines and keeping the flies away.
Caution : Do not consume its unripe fruit as it is toxic. It may cause vomiting. Pregnant and Nursing women are not recommended its consumption. Consult a Doctor before use.
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