MAQUI

OTHER NAME(S):

Aristotelia chilensis, Baie de Maqui, Chilean Maquei Berry, Chilean Wineberry, Chilean Wine Berry, Clon, Jus de Maqui, Macqui, Macqui Berry, Maquei, Maquei Berry, Maquei Super Fruit, Maqui Berry, Maqui Berry Juice, Maqui Juice, Queldron.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Maqui (pronounced "mah-kee") is an evergreen shrub from Chile and Argentina. Its berries and juice are used for medicinal purposes.

People use maqui for weight loss, diabetes, heart disease, fatigue, "detoxification," and for general health and wellness.

How does it work?

Maqui berries or juice are usually used. The berries and juice contain chemicals that act as antioxidants, which are thought to protect body cells from damage.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of maqui.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There is not enough information to know if maqui is safe. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, it’s best to stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for MAQUI Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of maqui 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 maqui. 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.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Escribano-Bailón MT, Alcalde-Eon C, Muñoz O, et al. Anthocyanins in berries of Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz). Phytochem Anal 2006;17:8-14. View abstract.
  • Miranda-Rottmann S, Aspillaga AA, Pérez DD, et al. Juice and phenolic fractions of the berry Aristotelia chilensis inhibit LDL oxidation in vitro and protect human endothelial cells against oxidative stress. J Agric Food Chem 2002;50:7542-7. View abstract.
  • Rubilar M, Jara C, Poo Y, et al. Extracts of maqui (Aristotelia chilensis) and murta (Ugni molinae Turcz.): sources of antioxidant compounds and alpha-glucosidase/alpha-amylase inhibitors. J Agric Food Chem 2011;59:1630-7. View abstract.
  • Ruiz A, Hermosín-Gutiérrez I, Mardones C, et al. Polyphenols and antioxidant activity of calafate ( Berberis microphylla ) fruits and other native berries from Southern Chile. J Agric Food Chem 2010;58:6081-9. View abstract.
  • Suwalsky M, Vargas P, Avello M, et al. Human erythrocytes are affected in vitro by flavonoids of Aristotelia chilensis (Maqui) leaves. Int J Pharm 2008;363:85-90. View abstract.
  • Escribano-Bailón MT, Alcalde-Eon C, Muñoz O, et al. Anthocyanins in berries of Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz). Phytochem Anal 2006;17:8-14. View abstract.
  • Miranda-Rottmann S, Aspillaga AA, Pérez DD, et al. Juice and phenolic fractions of the berry Aristotelia chilensis inhibit LDL oxidation in vitro and protect human endothelial cells against oxidative stress. J Agric Food Chem 2002;50:7542-7. View abstract.
  • Rubilar M, Jara C, Poo Y, et al. Extracts of maqui (Aristotelia chilensis) and murta (Ugni molinae Turcz.): sources of antioxidant compounds and alpha-glucosidase/alpha-amylase inhibitors. J Agric Food Chem 2011;59:1630-7. View abstract.
  • Ruiz A, Hermosín-Gutiérrez I, Mardones C, et al. Polyphenols and antioxidant activity of calafate ( Berberis microphylla ) fruits and other native berries from Southern Chile. J Agric Food Chem 2010;58:6081-9. View abstract.
  • Suwalsky M, Vargas P, Avello M, et al. Human erythrocytes are affected in vitro by flavonoids of Aristotelia chilensis (Maqui) leaves. Int J Pharm 2008;363:85-90. View abstract.

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