acai berries and its health benefits?

I want to know what are acai berries? Is it called by any other name? what are its good qualities, any side effects
of consuming these. Are they available in capsule form?
savithri

One Response to “acai berries and its health benefits?”

  1. Jammy Says:

    Common Names: Acai Palm, Assai Palm, Cabbage Palm

    Acai Berry: In Brazilian herbal medicine, the oil of the Acai fruit is used to treat diarrhea; an infusion of the grated fruit rind is used as a topical wash for skin ulcers; and, the fruit seeds are crushed and prepared in an infusion for fevers. In the Peruvian Amazon, an infusion of the toasted crushed seeds is used for fever. In Colombia, where the trees grow along the Pacific coast line, it is called naidí and the fruit is turned into a common and popular drink

    Acai Juice: Easily the most common use of the Acai fruit by
    Amazonians is the dark purple juice. Very nutritious juice

    Health benefits
    acai berries are amongst the most nutritious foods of the Amazon, rich in B vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Acai also contains oleic acid (omega-9), a beneficial fatty acid (often mistakenly referred to as essential).

    Some of the claims being made for Acai drink are extraordinary … including weight loss and the lowering of cholesterol and curing of cancer.

    P.s.
    you may as well eat a few dozen red grapes or perhaps black currants, or blackberries each day as pay for an exorbitantly priced bottle of Acai juice drink which will have little or no effect on your health…