Miracle Fruit

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What other names is Miracle Fruit known by?

Bakeriella dulcifica, Bumelia dulcifica, Fruit Miracle, Fruit Miraculeux, Fruta Milagrosa, Miracle Berry, Miraculin, Miraculous Berry, Richadellla dulcifica, Sideroxylon dulcificum, Synsepalum dulcificum.

What is Miracle Fruit?

Miracle fruit is an evergreen shrub that grows in West Africa. The berry of the miracle fruit plant is used as medicine.

People take miracle fruit to treat diabetes and correct chemotherapy-related taste disturbances.

In foods, miracle fruit is used as a low-calorie sugar-free sweetener.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of miracle fruit for these uses.

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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How does Miracle Fruit work?

Miracle fruit contains a chemical that affects taste receptors in the tongue. This chemical makes the tongue register sour tastes as sweet tastes. The chemical itself has no taste at all.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information available to know if miracle fruit is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of miracle fruit during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Miracle Fruit.

The appropriate dose of miracle fruit depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for miracle fruit. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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