fruit is a tropical plant specie known in English-speaking countries as Calabur tree, cherry tree, silk wood, strawberry cherry, and panama berry. Aratiles name also include kerson fruit or manzanitas. It grows as a tree that has a cherry-like looking fruit that has the color red, orange or pink when ripe. The immature fruit is color green to yellow green. The tree is fast growing in high precipitation areas with enough sunlight. The fruit is edible with sweet and aromatic flavor. The fruits can be turned into juice, jam, or puree. It was known to have many medical health benefits like: lowering blood sugar and blood pressure, good for the cardiovascular system, as pain reliever, and some claims like preventing cancer.
Manzanitas is a spanish word meaning small apples are used to refer to aratiles. Saresa is the name used by central Luzon and the Visayas locals to refer to the fruits. Aratiles may be spelled differently like aratilis. The scientific name of the plant is Muntingia calabura.
Analgesic, antipyretic (leaves)
Anticancer, antiproliferative, antoxidant
Antihyperglycemic , antioxidant (leaves)
Antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory , antipyretic
Antinociceptive, opioid receptor connect
Cytotoxic (stems and leaves)
Cytotoxic flavonoids, anticancer
Effect on isoproterenol-induced myocardial infarction
Gastroprotective cytotoxic flavonoids, anti-cancer (roots)
New cytotoxic flavonoids, anti-cancer (roots)