Blighia Sapida

گیاگانی ، گیاه آنغوزه

 : Overview 

 Other Names


- Ackée;

- Akee;

- Akée;

- Aki;

- Akí;

- Anjye;

- Arbre Fricasse;

- Arbre à Fricassée;

- Cupania Sapida;

- Daki;

- Ishin;

- Jakí;

- Kaha;

- Ris De Veau;

- Seso Vegetal.


 Overview Information

Ackee is a plant that produces fruit. It is found in West Africa, the Caribbean, southern Florida, and Central America. Ripe Ackee fruit is eaten as food and is considered a dietary staple in Jamaica. However, unripe Ackee fruit is very poisonous. Most Ackee products have been banned from import into the US for the past 30 years because of concerns about poisoning from unripe fruit. The US has just recently begun to allow the import of canned ripe Ackee on a limited basis.

People try taking Ackee for a long list of conditions. But there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses, and eating unripe Ackee fruit can be dangerous.


§ How Does It Work?

There isn't enough information to know how Ackee might work for medicinal purposes.

 : Uses & Effectiveness 

 Insufficient Evidence for:


© Colds



© Fever



© Water Retention (Edema)



© Epilepsy



© Other Conditions


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

 : Side Effects & Safety 

The ripe fruit of Ackee is LIKELY SAFE when eaten as a food.

The unripe fruit of Ackee is UNSAFE to eat, even if it has been cooked. Additionally, the water used to cook the unripe fruit can be poisonous. The unripe fruit contains poisonous chemicals that can harm the liver. The unripe fruit can also cause severely low blood sugar levels, convulsions, and death.


 Special Precautions & Warnings:


© Children

It is UNSAFE to give unripe Ackee fruit to children. Children are more sensitive to the toxic effects of Ackee than adults. There isn't enough information to know whether the ripe fruit is safe for children to eat.


© Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding

It is UNSAFE to eat unripe Ackee fruit if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. There isn't enough information to know whether the ripe fruit is safe during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.



We currently have no information for ACKEE Interactions.



The appropriate dose of Ackee 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 Ackee. 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

(“Ackee”; EebMD).

 : Synonyms 


 : Useful Plant Parts and How to Use  


 : Uses  


 : How to Use  


 : Prohibition  


 : Side Effect 


 : Drug Interaction 


 : Habitat and Distribution 


 : Chemical Constituents 


 : Preservation/Storage 


 :  Other Descriptions 


 :  Images 

 :  Abbreviation 


 :  References 

1 - Giagani herbal research group

Giagani ،  Herbal Research Group

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