Fruit Efficacy: Avocado

Efficacy  and Benefits Of Avocado Fruit (Persea Americana)

Avocado plant description :
The tree, high can reach 10 meters, woody stems, and branches. It has single leaves are oval and green. Inflorescence is a panicles, growing on the edge of twigs. The fruit oval shape, ribbon shape or round shape. The color of fruit is green or purple. Ripe avocado pulp is yellow or greenish yellow. The roots include taproot roots.

Chemical content & pharmacological effects:

  • Saponin: binds and lowers cholesterol, stimulates immunity, also prevents coronary heart disease, and as an anti-cancer
  • Alkaloids: used for various diseases such as cancer
  • Flavonoids: a group of plant pigments that provide protection against harmful free radical attacks. Also as anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and anti-viral. As well as antioxidants, slow aging, lower blood cholesterol, and anti-carcinogenic. Play a role in maintaining integrity of the basic substance to encapsulate body tissue so that it not disintegrates. Also its immense influence on the collagen structure and its ability as an active antioxidant makes flavonoids widely used in the treatment of arthritis and hardening of the arteries. This compound will give the color to the fruits and flowers.
  • Tannin: widely used for vaginal discharge, inflammation, slimming, and antiseptic
  • Polyphenols: as anti-cancer substances
  • Fat oil: single-chain unsaturated fatty acids reach 2.13 grams / 100 grams. That can improve cholesterol levels and protect artery damage. Fatty acids are also oleic acids (such as fatty acids contained in almond and olive oil). Oleic acid is an omega-9 fatty acid that can lower total cholesterol and LDL, but otherwise increase HDL
  • Vitamin A: plays a role in various physiological functions, such as maintaining eye health. Also maintaining cell differentiation processes and maintaining immune function. And it plays a role in protein synthesis process, as well as in reproduction process, and prevents cancer and heart disease.
  • Vitamin B: part of the enzymes that play a role in the body process. For example in producing energy, fat metabolism, cholesterol and carbohydrates. As well as the manufacture of some body compounds such as sex hormones and adrenaline.
  • Vitamin D: helps in the formation and maintenance of bone together with vitamin A and C
  • Vitamin E: acts as an antioxidant that can reduce the adverse effects of free radicals, aging processes, and carcinogens.¬† Also serves to maintain the integrity of cell membranes, synthetic DNA. It prevent coronary heart disease, prevent miscarriage and sterilization, and prevent menstrual disorders.

Potions and dosage:

Usage Dosage:

  • Internal: 3-6 leaves
  • external: Seeds or pulp sufficiently


  1. Kidney stones: Fresh avocado leaves 7 strands, Water 110 ml. Brewed avocado with 1 glass of water. Drink 2x a day morning and evening. Repeat it until the kidney stone comes out in the form of crystals, sand or froth.
  2. Bronchitis: drink avocado leaf tea
  3. High Blood: Leaf avocado 3 strands, Water 1 cup. Brewed avocado leaves with hot water, leave to cool. Drink the concoction at once
  4. Irregular menstruation: drink avocado leaf tea
  5. Diabetes: Avocado seeds sufficiently. Enough water. Seeds are roasted over a fire and cut into small pieces. Then boiled with clean water until the water becomes brown, then strain. Drink the potion in a cold state


  • Leaves: Kidney Stones, Bronchitis, High Blood, Dysentery, Stomach Pain, Nerve Pain, Bladder Stones, Headache, Stomach Pain, Irregular Menstruation
  • Pulp: Skin Refiner, Sprue, High Cholesterol Levels
  • Seeds: Toothache, Diabetes



Esti mumpuni, 1989.

Faculty of Pharmacy UGM

Advisor: DR. Ediati S. Apt. And DR Sasmito, Apt.

Conducting avocado leaf research to dissolve calcium kidney stones