The Aronia Berry 

Dr. med. Heinz Lüscher



Origin of the Aronia Berry

Aronia berries (chokeberry, aronia melanocarpa) originally grew wild in the US and have been cultivated in Europe for quite a while because of their tremendous health potential. Of late a few Swiss farmers have started cultivating the berry too. The aronia plant is a small bush that grows up to 1-2 meters tall (4-7 feet), is extremely hardy, easy to grow and does not require any pesticides.


The most important substances

The total of polyphenols is 10-20 g/kg (0.02-0.04 lb/2.20 lb) and the content of anthocyanin is 4-8,5g/kg (0.01-0.02 lb/2.20 lb) which is far higher than raspberry, strawberry or blueberry (Assay University of Illinois). These polyphenols eliminate extremely damaging free radicals from our bodies, which are jointly responsible for numerous serious diseases and encouraging the aging process. Please note, the effects of polyphenols on the body are not restricted to one organ, as in the case of a drug, but these medicinal substances have several positive effects on various organs simultaneously.



Studies on the effect of vital nutrients 

More than 200 studies confirm the relationship between the consumption of more fruit and vegetables and the decrease of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Some of these Studies were published in reputable medical Magazines and yet are still ignored by most Physicians.


The effect of Aronia berries

The main effect of Aronia is based on the high level of antioxidants. Our food contains many antioxidant substances such as vitamin C and E, selenium and various polyphenols. The high levels of OPC (oligomeric proanthocyanidins, the most powerful known antioxidant) makes the aronia berries the health fruit of choice due to fact it has the highest ever recorded ORAC value (measure of antioxidant capacity).


Even at extremely high doses of up to 20g (0.04 lb) aronia extract per day on volunteers, no side effect at all were observed!


No Side Effects!

With doses up to 20g of Aronia extract per day - no side effects were observed. (tested with Aronia Vida)


Please note

The ingredients are only absorbed in the intestines if the Person consumes a healthy and balanced diet with plenty of fiber.



Substances of Aronia berries:

  • 85% water
  • 12% glucose und fructose
  • All vitamins except B12 and D, most of all vitamin C and K
  • folic acid
  • 0,7% protein
  • OPC (oligomeric proanthocyanidins)
  • flavanoids
  • carotenoids
  • sodium, potassium, calcium
  • magnesium, sulfur, iodine
  • copper, manganese, zinc and iron


Aronia has a preventive or curative effect on the following conditions:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Heart attack
  • High bloodpressure
  • Angina pectoris
  • Varicoses Veins
  • Swollen legs
  • High cholestrine


  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Rheumatism


  • Asthma
  • Hay fever


  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Depression
  • Burnout
  • Cataract/Glaucoma
  • Age amblyopia


  • Collagen buildup (less wrinkles, more delicate skin)
  • Rash (eczema, acne, allergies etc.)


  • Prostate issues


  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Menstrual molimen

Nervous system

  • Lack of concentration
  • Tiredness
  • Forgetfulness


Two book recommendations on Aronia

Selected studies on Aronia

Download Aronia Article as a PDF


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