Acai (Herb/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:accai palm, Cabbage Palm, more...Euterpe oleracea

Suggested Dosing

Acai Berries

No typical dosage

Eaten as food

Anthocyanin/ flavonoid therapeutic dosage (applicable to Acai berry): 200-1500 mg qDay

Acai Berry Oil


Acai Berry Topical Wash

Skin ulcers


Other Information

Acai berry juice: if tolerated well, drink as needed

Acai berry extract 500 mg qDay


Suggested Uses

Adaptogen: adapt to internal/external stressors, fight fatigue, increase stamina

Traditional use: anti-aging; heart, bone/joint and prostate/urinary tract health; hypercholesterolemia; cleansing; inflammation

Diarrhea, fever, skin ulcers

Potent antioxidant (high ORAC [oxygen radical absorbance capacity] value) promoting natural defense against free radical infection and disease

Maintains healthy HDL cholesterol levels, improve blood circulation and reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis, stroke and heart attack

COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitor activity

May benefit as vasodilator in treatment of cardiovascular disease




Possibly lupus


Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: N/A

Lactation: N/A

Pregnancy Categories

A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA: Information not available.

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