DRAGON FRUIT Overview Information
Dragon fruit is the fruit of a kind of cactus that grows in dry areas of South America. Usually the skin of the dragon fruit is red and the pulp is red or white. Dragon fruit is sometimes used as medicine. The fruit is also popular as a food.
Dragon fruit has been traditionally used to prevent the loss of a pregnancy, and to prevent diseases like cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease. It is also used to increase the amount of urine and to help with some types of diarrhea. Sometimes the dried flowers are also used as medicine. The fruit is sometimes placed on the skin to help with wound healing.
Dragon fruit can be eaten raw or made into wine, juice, spreads, or desserts. The flowers are sometimes eaten as a vegetable or made into a tea.
In manufacturing, the peel of the fruit is used as food coloring and as a thickener.
How does it work?
Dragon fruit contains chemicals which act as antioxidants. These compounds might help protect the body.
- Heart disease.
- High blood pressure.
- High cholesterol.
- Wound healing.
- Other uses.
DRAGON FRUIT Side Effects & Safety
When taken by mouth: Dragon fruit is LIKELY SAFE when eaten as a food. There isn't enough reliable information to know if taking dragon fruit as medicine is safe or what the side effects might be. Some people might be allergic to dragon fruit.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information about the safety of taking dragon fruit as medicine if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
DRAGON FRUIT Dosing
The appropriate dose of dragon 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 dragon 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.