Clinical Research

Miracle Berries and their active ingredient, miraculin, have both been subjected to clinical research with positive results. We post a sampling of the available research here. We invite you to keep an eye on this page for more articles soon.

As a Taste Modifier:

“The Miracle Berry and Miraculin: A Review”

“The Miracle Fruit: An Undergraduate Laboratory Exercise in Taste Sensation and Perception”

For Chemotherapy Taste Improvement:

Treatment of taste alterations in chemotherapy patients using the “miracle fruit”: Preliminary analysis of a pilot study. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO):  http://meetinglibrary.asco.org/content/51247-74

Synsepalum dulcificum Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer:  http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/herb/synsepalum-dulcificum

Pilot study of “miracle fruit” to improve food palatability for patients receiving chemotherapy. U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23022943

Diabetic Uses:

Improvement of insulin resistance by miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) in fructose-rich chow-fed rats. U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16941611

Anti-Diabetic effect of the leaf extracts of the miracle berry:
Antidiabetic potential of the leaf extract of miracle berry plant in type 2 diabetes:
Modulatory effects of miracle fruit ethanolic extracts on glucose uptake through the insulin signaling pathway in C2C12 mouse myotubes cells

Phytochemicals, Nutritionals and Antioxidant Properties of the Miracle Berry

Phytochemicals, Nutritionals and Antioxidant Properties of the Miracle Berry:


Phytochemicals, Antinutrient and Amino Acid Composition of the Miracle Berry:


Amino Acid Profile and Oxidazable Vitamin content of Miracle Fruit:


Proximate and Micronutrient Analysis of Miracle Fruit:


Potential Nutritional Values of Skin, Pulp and Seed of the Miracle Fruit:


Proximate, Anti-Nutritional and Phytochemical Composition of the Yellow Variety of the Miracle Fruit:


Nutritionals, Anti-Nutritional and Phytochemical Profile of the Leaves and Fruit of the Miracle Fruit:


Contents of phenolics and flavonoids and antioxidant activities in skin, pulp, and seeds of miracle fruit.

U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health:

Antioxidant-rich phytochemicals in miracle berry (Synsepalum dulcificum) and antioxidant activity of its extracts

U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health:

Other Health Benefits of the Miracle Berry:

Cytotoxic (anticancer) effect of miracle berry on human colorectal cancer cells.


Anti-hyperuricaemic effect of miracle berry – Ability of the miracle berry to reduce uric acid in the blood.


Toxicology Analysis of the Miracle Berry:

Effects of Methanol Extract of Synsepalum Dulcificum Pulp on some biochemical parameters in albino rats:


Effect of Synsepalum Dulcificum Extract on Oxidative Stress and hepatotoxicity indices: