Anti-diabetes benefit of Aratiles

“Basically, it’s just the fruit itself so you could take in the fruit and acquire the antioxidant and anti-diabetic properties,” Maria Isabel Layson added.

The aratiles fruit is known in other countries as Jamaican cherry, Panama berry, Singapore cherry, bolaina yamanaza, cacaniqua, capulín blanco, nigua, niguito, memizo, or memiso. In certain areas of the Philippines, these little red fruits are called manzanitas (“small apples”), also spelled mansanitas or manchanitas.

Kerson Fruit or Muntingia calabura (aratiles) is a fast growing tree that has a cherry like fruit with multiple health benefits: Such as antibacterial, lowering blood sugar, preventing cancer, promoting cardiovascular health, lowering blood pressure, and blocking pain (gout, headaches) … just to name a few. According to research, the leaves of the Kerson tree demonstrates great anti-cancer abilities and may be utilized more widely in the future for cancer cure – additional studies required. – page 104, The Cure and Cause of Cancer

At just 16 years old, Filipino student scientist Maria Isabel Layson has discovered potential anti-diabetic components in the aratiles fruit (Muntingia calabura).

Known in the Philippines as sarisa and elsewhere as the Jamaican cherry, the aratiles fruit goes by many names in Malaysia, and is known locally as ceri Siam and ceri kampung, among others.

Hailing from Iloilo City, the teen was part of the Philippine delegation that competed in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona, United States last month.

According to an ABS-CBN report, Layson joined the prestigious research competition because she wanted to address the problem of diabetes and find out how her research of the aratiles fruit could help solve that.

Her research had found bioactive compounds like anthocyanin, flavonoids and polyphenol in the fruit.

“Nobody pays attention to the fruit and its medicinal properties. They don’t realise that it has the potential for becoming a regulator of diabetes,” she said.

Layson is among the pioneer recipients of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation Young Scientist Award.

In a video interview on the foundation’s YouTube channel, Layson said the fruit can be used as a functional food.

“Basically, it’s just the fruit itself so you could take in the fruit and acquire the antioxidant and anti-diabetic properties,” she added.

Her research will identify more specific compounds and she will also delve into research involving other diseases.

Some 3.6 million Malaysians are suffering from diabetes, the highest rate of incidence in Asia and one of the highest in the world.

Seven million Malaysian adults are likely to have diabetes by 2025.



  • Antibacterial – The Kerson cherry has a lot of potent antibacterial substances, making it a fresh source of antibacterial agents. It is particularly good for curing Staph infections, S. Epidemidis, P. Vulgaris, K. Rhizopil, C. Diptheriae, and other kinds of bacteria. It is vital to have strong immune system against bacteria.
  • Gout – For more than hundreds of years, a lot of countries utilized Kerson fruit to relieve the pain caused by gout. Ingesting 9 – 12 pieces three times a day appears to be efficient for easing the pain.
  • Diabetes – Kerson fruit reduces blood sugar as well therefore making it a potent remedy for diabetic people.
  • Vitamin C – Kerson fruit has an excellent amount of Vitamin C which is an effective antioxidant that protects the body from colds, flues, and even cardiovascular disease as well. A hundred grams of fruit produces 15- mgs. Of Vitamin C.
  • Pain reliever – Making tea out of the Kerson leaves are excellent for curing pain since it block pain receptors – an excellent anti-nociceptive agent comparable to opiates.
  • Cardiovascular defense – The tea out of its leaves defend the heart from cardiovascular diseases since the leaves has antioxidants that avert inflammation which results to myocardial infarction.
  • Cancer – According to research, the leaves of the Kerson tree demonstrates great anti-cancer abilities and may be utilized more widely in the future for cancer cure – additional studies required.
  • Anti-inflammatory – the leaves consumed as tea are great for curing inflammation and swelling and for lowering fevers.
  • Lowers Blood Pressure – the tea from Kerson leaves lowers blood pressure since it has nitric oxide which calms down blood vessels therefore improving blood flow.
  • Headaches – Ingesting the fruit and consuming tea made from its leaves are effective for relieving headaches.
  • Antioxidant – Kerson fruit and leaves are packed with antioxidants. It has more than 24 flavonoid and phenolic substances that are also found in green tea, in addition, it also has saponin substances.

Kerson fruit contains fiber, water, carbohydrates, and protein for strong muscles. It has calcium and phosphorus for strong bones. It has iron for anemia, and B-Vitamins for energy and feel-good effect.

The flowers boiled for tea are an excellent antiseptic agent for skin wounds and works fine as well for curing abdominal cramps.

Kerson fruit can be found unsullied at Asian and Latin Markets (Search also for the different names of the fruit), in jams and jellies, and in fluid variety for therapeutic functions on-line.

The tree grows rapidly and can be utilized for light duty project – the bark makes excellent rope as well.

Do you know someone with a Kerson Tree? The leaves may be very valuable for making tea… and not many people are marketing the fruit and the leaves.

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