Acai, Euterpe oleracea: Rethinking Treatment for Inflammatory Conditions

Amanda Relph and Todd Pesek


Inflammatory conditions affect individuals of all ages, races, and genders and originate from a relatively unknown combination of biological and environmental factors. Despite their prevalence, research has fallen short in providing significant discoveries in regards to both their etiology and effective treatment. However, there may be a relatively simple, efficacious treatment strategy involving the drupe of the acaí palm, Euterpe oleracea, more commonly known as acaí. Overwhelming evidence suggests that consumption of the acaí fruit in the appropriate form and concentration represents an avenue of or adjunct to treatment for inflammatory conditions not previously applied. This particular systematic review evaluated the potential efficacy of utilizing E. oleracea in the treatment of three representative and common inflammatory conditions with similar cellular pathophysiology -- Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Rheumatoid Arthritis.\r\n

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