Chayote (Sechium Edule)
Chayote (Sechium Edule)
Chayote (Labu Siam/ Siem), also known as mirliton squash or chocho is one kind of squash that belongs to the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae), originated from Mexico and Latin America but it is now cultivated all around the world.
Chayote is famous for its high nutrients and is a great source of antioxidants. It can be eaten raw or cooked. Chayote is slightly sweet and has taste similar to cucumber. Common recipe for chayote including salads and salsas.
- Rich in nutrients
- Good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin B9 (folate)
- Source of antioxidants
- Antihypertensive effect
- Reduce blood sugar level
- Support healthy pregnancy
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|Subject||Elderly with hypertension (n = 360)|
|Dosage||Chayote juice (122 grams of chayote, prepared 180 ml of plain water) – taken an hour or 2 hour before meal|
|Parameters analyzed||Blood pressure measurement|
Consumption of chayote juice has median decrease in systolic blood 30 mmHg and diastolic 10 mmHg.
Table 1: Distribution of frequency of elderly people with hypertension based on measurement blood pressure before and after drinking chayote juice.
|Functions||Chayote juice has effects to reduce blood pressure in elderly with hypertension. By consuming chayote juice, it may help in maintaining and controlling blood pressure of the elderly.|
Folate – improves healthy pregnancy
|Subject||Pregnant women with or without supplementation of folic acid|
|Duration||From 6th to 12th weeks gestation week|
|Dosage||3 mg FA tablet|
|Parameters analyzed||Comparison of prospective medically recorded data of newborns (birth weight, preterm birth)|
|Functions||Chayote, which is rich in folic acid may be a natural source of folic acid for pregnant women.|
Reduce blood sugar level
|In vivo lab experiment|
|Subject||White male mice with DD Webster strain|
*STZ = streptozotocin
|Dose||Ethanol extract of chayote at 60 – 200mg/kgBW|
|Parameters analyzed||Blood glucose level measurement|
Ethanol extract of chayote administered either in 100 mg/kg or 200 mg/kg decrease blood glucose level in mice
Figure 1: Blood glucose level in mice per week for 28 days. Chayote extract was given starting from day 5. Black arrow indicates dropping of blood glucose level.
Purple: EEBLS 200 mg
Green: EEBLS 100 mg
Red: positive control
Blue: negative control*Diabetes is induced by streptozotocin (STZ). STZ damages pancreas b cells so that KGD increases.
|Functions||200 mg/kg of chayote extract decrease blood sugar content|
Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory properties
|Subject||12 older adults, with an average age of 71 ± 6 years (10 women and 2 men) with a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome (MetS)|
|Dosage||500 mg, 3 times per day|
|Parameters analyzed||Weight different between placebo and GA/HCA-supplemented group|
Table 1: Markers of oxidative stress during pre- and post-treatment.
Table 1: Markers of inflammation during pre- and post-treatment.
|Functions||The consumption of the dry fruit of chayote has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect in older adults with metabolic syndrome.|
Chayote Standardized Extract Powder (Sechium Edule)
- Contains potent antioxidants
- May promote a healthy weight
- May support digestive health
- Rich in Vitamin, antioxidant & Mineral
- May lower blood pressure
- Help prevent bone loss