The fruit of the tree of the same name, acerola is known for its very high vitamin C content which makes it an ideal supplement in case of fatigue or overwork, but also to fight against the ills of winter by strengthening the immune system. Generally consumed as a tonic, the “Barbados cherry” still has anti-inflammatory properties and may be associated with other plants.
Scientific names : Malpighia glabra , Malpighia punicifolia
Common names : Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry
Botanical classification : family of malpighiaceae ( Malpighiaceae )
Forms and preparations: fruits, juices, powders, tablets, capsules