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Alternative Names

Actinidia de Chine, China Gooseberry, Chinese Gooseberry, Groseille de Chine, Kiwi Fruit, Souris Végétale, Teng Li Gen

Scientific Name

Actinida Deliciosa

Why Do People Use Kiwi?

Oral preparations of Actinidia deliciosa (Kiwi), like kiwi powder, are used as digestive aid and to treat asthma issues. For Food Purpose - Kiwi is eaten as a food item, used as a component in some sports drinks and utilized as a meat tenderizer.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Kiwi is considered safe when consumed as a food item. Possibly Safe Pregnancy and Lactation - It is safe in these conditions as well.

How Effective Is Kiwi?

No information available to rate its effectiveness for: Asthma - According to some clinical experiments consumption of citrus fruits, including kiwi, which are full of vitamin C, may enhance the lung function in people suffering from asthma. Consumption of such citrus fruits up to two times per week has generated some benefit in some studies.

How Kiwi Works?

The most effective part of Actinidia deliciosa is the fruit. Kiwi fruit contains high concentrations of vitamin C and serotonin. The potential benefits of kiwi in asthma might be due to antioxidant properties of vitamin C or other fruit constituents. The constituent, actinidin, is an enzyme with proteolytic activity similar to papain. Enzymatic components may be responsible for adverse effects.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Kiwi?

Orally - Drinking kiwi juice or eating kiwi fruit can result in hypersensitivity reactions of the mouth such as urticaria, dysphagia and vomiting right after following ingestion. Topically - When kiwi is applied on the skin, it can result in contact urticaria. Kiwi powder may also illicit hypersensitive reaction, similar to latex.

How Kiwi Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Kiwi Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Kiwi Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Kiwi Interacts With Lab Tests?

Urine Tests - Kiwi may elevate urine levels of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid and interfere with lab tests for this serotonin metabolite.

How Kiwi Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Latex Allergy Individual who are allergic to latex should discontinue or stop eating kiwi or taking kiwi containing products because of the possibility of cross hypersensitivity between latex and kiwi.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Kiwi?

There is no specific dosage information available for kiwi.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Kiwi Powder Extract 4:1


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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