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Alternative Names

Common plum, European plum, Gage, Plum, Prune, Europese cultuurpruim, Kwets, Pruim, Pruimenboom, Ciruelo, Prunier, Kultur-Pflaume, Pflaume, Prugna, Susina, Susino

Scientific Name

Prunus Domestica

Why Do People Use Prune?

As much as 6% dietary fiber is present in Prunus domestica (prunes), which is very effective in controlling constipation issues. The insoluble fiber part of prunes promote the growth of the helpful bacteria in the intestine. An increase in the number of probiotic bacteria decreases the number of harmful ones. Prune preparations, like prune powder, are extremely rich in anti-oxidants. These anti-oxidants decrease the number of harmful radicals in the body, which can have anti-aging effects on body. Prunes are utilized in a drink preparation known as 'suanmeitang'. This drink helps in protecting the build-up of lactic acid and subsequently diminishes level of acidity in the body. The digestion procedure is also enhanced to some degree by the utilization of suanmeitang. One of the essential prune juice medical advantages is that it keeps the heart beat stable. This is a because of the high amount of potassium in prunes. The level of blood sugars in the body can be settled by prune juice utilization. Time taken by the food to pass through the stomach is diminished because of soluble fiber in prune powder. Therefore, sugars are discharged gradually into the blood stream and their level is consequently held under control. The ability of prune juice to keep the blood sugars within proper limits makes it very effective in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. You can also use prune preparations, like prune powder, to lose some weight. You can lose significant weight by regularly consuming these preparations. Prune juice controls the appetite and stops you from consuming too much food. Phenolic acid compounds in Prunus domestica can protect individuals from chronic diseases such as cancer. The neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acids are som phenolic compound that exist in prunes. The oxidation of LDL cholesterol and its subsequent transformation into harmful substances is impaired by prune powder.

Is It Safe To Use?

Intake of large amounts of prunes can result in gastrointestinal effects, such as gas and bloating in human body. Due to the large amounts of fiber in it, regular utilization of a large amount of prune powder can lead to diarrhea. Too much utilization of prunes can lead to excessive dependence. The symptoms of dependence surface upon withdrawal from the prunes. These symptoms include excessive flatulence, constipation and even fluid retention in the body.

How Effective Is Prune?

Prunes and its juice consist of mild laxatives such as sorbitol and phenolic compounds (mainly chlorogenic acids and neochlorogenic acids). Prunes also consist of dietary fiber (about 6% or .06 g/gram of prune). Prunes and prune juice are, therefore, common home remedies for constipation. It is also said that prunes have high amount of anti-oxidants in them.

How Prune Works?

There is no information available regarding the possible mechanism of action of Prunus domestica.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Prune?

Dried prunes have been found to contain high amount of a chemical content called acrylamide, which is a known carcinogen and neurotoxin. Acrylamide does not happen actually in food items but rather is formed during cooking, when the temperatures rises to 100 C. But high content of this chemical is not found in dried prunes.

How Prune Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Prune Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Prune Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Prune Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Prune Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Prune?

There is no specific dosage of prune.



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

Prune Powder


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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