Effect of acerola
The acerola or Malpighia emarginata is a tropical fruit-bearing shrub or small tree of the Malpighiaceae family. The species ranges from Brazil and other parts of South America to Mexico, the West Indies and Florida. The plant is also grown in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Vietnam, Java, Thailand, Africa and the Philippines. The acerola plant has long been used in traditional medicine and is said to have numerous health benefits. The best-known benefit of acerola is its high vitamin C content. Vitamin C is an important nutrient that helps strengthen the immune system and protect against infection. Acerola also contains other vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, B vitamins, calcium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium. In addition to its nutritional value, acerola is also used as a folk remedy for various ailments such as diarrhea, fever blisters (herpes labialis), colds and flu. The fruit of Malpighia emarginata has been traditionally used for centuries as a remedy for these and other ailments. Today, acerola is available in the form of dietary supplements or as an ingredient in various skin care products. While more research needs to be done into acerola's effectiveness for these uses, the fruit is generally considered safe when consumed in moderation. Incorporating acerola into your diet or applying it topically to your skin can help improve your overall health and well-being.