Avocado

What other names is Avocado known by?

Abokado, Aguacate, Ahuacate, Alligator Pear, Avocat, Avocato, Beurre du Marin, Laurus persea, Palto, Persea americana, Persea gratissima, Persea leiogyna, Persea persea, Poire Alligator.

What is Avocado?

Avocado is a tree. The fruit is a good source of potassium and vitamin D. The fruit, leaves, and seeds are used to make medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Reducing "bad" cholesterol (LDL cholesterol).
  • Increasing "good" cholesterol (HDL cholesterol).
  • Treating osteoarthritis.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Healing wounds, sclerosis, promoting hair growth, stimulating menstrual flow, diarrhea, toothache, psoriasis, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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