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Scientific name of Soursop: Annona muricata

Name of Soursop in different languages:-

English: Throne apple

Hindi: Lakshmana phal

Malayalam: Mullatha-മുള്ളാത്ത, lakshmana pazham- ലക്ഷ്മണപ്പഴം, Mullanchakka-മുള്ളഞ്ചക്ക,Blatha-ബ്ലാത്ത.

Useful plant parts: Leaf, fruits, root

Plant description of Soursop -

 Soursop-Annona muricata is a small, erect, evergreen tree, grow up to about 4 m tall.The leaves are oblong, glossy dark green, up to 16 cm long and 7 cm wide. Flower stalks are 2 mm to 5 mm long and woody, appear near the leaf stalk, commonly two flowers, petals are thick and yellowish in colour, tapering to a point with a heart shaped base. Fruits are dark green, prickly ovate and can grow up to 30 cm long, ripe fruit flesh is juicy, whitish and aromatic which contain shiny black seeds.

Leaf Arrangement


 Margin_Entire Venation-pinnate


Medicinal uses: to treat BP, to treat and prevent cancer.

Chemical content: Asrogenins (to treat cancer)

How to prepare medicines: leaves of throne apple and Lakshmnitharu (celestial tree)  make decoction is used to treat cancer.

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