Asthma, Mycobacteria, Cancer


(Physalis angulata)

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Summarized Description: Malluca or "Balloon Cherry," is a close relative of what here in Ecuador we call "Uvilla" (Goldenberry / "Physalis peruviana"). They look very similar, especially the calyx and fruit, but they have very different medicinal properties. Like "uvilla," Malluca is an herbaceous annual, which likes plenty of sun, but can grow on marginal soil. Unlike Goldenberry, it prefers lower elevations with higher temperatures, which is why it thrives in the tropics.

Uses & Protocols
Throughout indigenous parts of South America, Mullaca is used to treat asthma, bacterial and viral infections, dermatoses, fever, hepatosis, nausea, nephrosis, and inflammation. Dosage: two capsules, two times a day.

Warnings & Contraindications
Taylor notes that for those taking heart medications, blood thinners, or those with other heart problems or low blood pressure, one should not use Malluca without direction from a qualified health care practitioner.

Five years or more.

James Duke's Handbook of Medical Plants of Latin America
Medicinal Activities
Further information for practitioners: World-famous botanist Dr. James Duke attributes the following activities to this plant (p. 535-537; see hardcopy cover at right), drawn from the extant literature. (See his graduation for "level of efficacy" on our amazon traditionals page; followed by Duke's bibliographic abbreviations (in capital letters), which we identify on a separate page.)
Duke provides a "food farmacy potential" score for this plant of "FNFF=!."

  • Acaricide (f; EGG)
  • Analgesic (f; EGG; RAR)
  • Anthelmintic (f; EGG; RAR)
  • Antiedemic (1; JE89:171)
  • Antiinflammatory (f1; DAV; JE89:171)
  • Antileukemic (1; RAI; X1622143)
  • Antilymphocutic (1; X1622143)
  • Antiseptic (f1; DAV; EGG; RAI)
  • Antispasmodic (1; RAI)
  • Antitumor (1; RAI; X1622143)
  • Antiviral (1; RAI)
  • Bactericide (1; RAI; X10969728)
  • Cytotoxic (1; FT72:676)
  • Depurative (f; MPB; RAI)
  • Diuretic (f; DAV)
  • Expectorant (f; RAI)
  • Gram(+)-icide (1; RAI)
  • Gram(-)-icide (1; RAI)
  • Hypoglycemic (1; RAI)
  • Hypotensive (1; RAI)
  • Immunomodulator (1; AJC20:233)
  • Immunostimulant (1; RAI)
  • Insecticied (f; EGG)
  • Molluscacide (1; X12886428)
  • Myocontractant (1; RAI)
  • Narcotic (f; DAV; EGG)
  • RT-Inhibitor (1; RAI)
  • Topoisomerase-II-Inducer (1; X2539141)
  • Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor (1; X1658010)
  • Tranquilizer (f; MPB)
  • Vermifuge (f; DAV)

Further information for practitioners: Duke provides the following indications for this plant:
  • Abortion (f; JFM)
  • Abcesses (f; EGG)
  • Acariasis (f; EGG)
  • Adenocarcinoma (1; FT72:676; RAI)
  • Asthma (f; DAV; EGG; RAI)
  • Bacteria (1; RAI; X10969728)
  • Bleeding (f; RAI)
  • Boils (f; RAI)
  • Cancer (1; FT72:676; RAI; X1622143)
  • Cancer, brain (1; FT72:676; RAI)
  • Cancer, cervix (1; FT72:676; RAI)
  • Cancer, colon (1; FT72:676; RAI)
  • Cancer, liver (1; FT72:676; RAI)
  • Cancer, lung (1; FT72:676; RAI)
  • Cancer, nose (1; FT72:676; RAI)
  • Cancer, pharynx (1; FT72:676; RAI)
  • Childbirth (f; RAI)
  • Cholecocystosis (f; RAI)
  • Colic (f; MPB)
  • Congestion (f; RAI)
  • Cramps (1; RAI)
  • Dermatosis (f; DAV; DLZ; EGG; RAI)
  • Diabetes (f1; EGG; RAI)
  • Diarrhea (f; RAI)
  • Dysmenorrhea (1; RAI)
  • Dyspepsia (f; JFM; RAI)
  • Earache (f; DAV; EGG)
  • Edema (f; RAI)
  • Fever (f; JFM; RAI)
  • Fungus (f; EGG)
  • Gastrosis (f; AHL; RAI)
  • Glioma (1; FT72:676; RAI)
  • Gonorrhea (f1; JE48:85; JFM; RAI)
  • Hemorrhoids (f; EGG; RAR)
  • Hepatosis (f; DAV; EGG; RAI)
  • Herpes (1; RAI)
  • HIV (1; RAI)
  • High Blood Pressure (1; RAI)
  • Hysteria (f; DLZ)
  • Infection (f1; DAV; EGG; RAI; X10969728)
  • Infertility (f; RAI)
  • Inflammation (f1; DAV; EGG; JE89:171; RAI)
  • Itch (f; EGG; RAI)
  • Jaundice (f; DAV; RAI)
  • Leukemia (1; RAI; X1622143)
  • Malaria (f; DAV; EGG; RAI)
  • Measles (1; RAI)
  • Melanoma (1; FT72:676; RAI)
  • Miscarriage (f; RAI)
  • Mycobacterium (1; RAI; X10969728)
  • Mycoplasma (1; RAI)
  • Mycosis (f; EGG)
  • Nausea (f; RAI)
  • Nephrosis (f; DLZ; RAI)
  • Oliguria (f; RAI)
  • Ophthalmia (f; RAI)
  • Orchosis (f; RAI)
  • Pain (f; EGG; RAR)
  • Polio (1; RAI)
  • Proctosis (f; RAI)
  • Pseudomonas (1; RAI)
  • Puerperium (f; RAI)
  • Rheumatism (f; DAV; EGG)
  • Sores (f; EGG)
  • Spasms (1; RAI)
  • Staphylococcus (1; RAI)
  • Streptococcus (1; RAI)
  • Swelling (f1; JE89:171; RAI)
  • Syncope (f; RAI)
  • Toothache (f; AHL)
  • Tuberculosis (1; X10969728)
  • VD (f1; JE48:85; JFM; RAI)
  • Viruses (1; RAI)
  • Worms (f; DAV; EGG; RAI)

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Recent Studies on Malluca
Sourced from PubMed

Disclaimer: The following citations provide findings on the properties of Jatoba and offer insights into prospective areas of future research. These findings should not be inferred to provide the basis of medicinal claims, nor should they be relied upon by the public, as such. Readers who want full access to the PubMed database are encouraged to register with NCBI.
As of Jan. 2017, there were 82 citations for Malluca. Below we list a few of the more notable:

Extensive information about Mullaca is covered on the Raintree Forest website. Even better, you can purchase Leslie Taylor's excellent reference book, The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs: A Guide to Understanding and Using Herbal Medicinals at Amazon.
Malluca is briefly described in Wikipedia.