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Sugar Apple

Scientific name of Sugar Apple: Annona squamosa 

Name of Sugar Apple in different languages:-

English: True custard apple

Sanskrit: Sitaphalam, Krishnabijam Parushphalam, Gandagatra

Hindi: Sita phal

Malayalam: Seethappazham സീതാഫലം

Useful plant parts: leaf, root, fruit

Malayalam: Aatha-ആത്ത

Plant description of Sugar Apple:

Sugar apple or Custard Apple is subshrub or tree growing up to deciduous tree, 2 to 4 m in height, with many branches, bark are light brown, leaves seems singly and sized 6 to 17 length and 3 to 6 cm width, flowers are greenish-yellow in colour and fragrant.Fruits are conical in shape and segmented size with 5 to 10 cm its colour is bluish green, when it ripe flesh is creamy white to light yellow and fragrant and sweet, and resembles the taste of custard.

Leaf Arrangement

 Margin_Entire Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, Root, Seed

Medicinal uses of Sugar Apple:

To treat Tuberculosis, Blood pressure, swelling, The Fruits, seeds, Roots and Leaves are used for gastrointestinal diseases, respiratory diseases, inflammatory diseases, anaemia, vomiting, cough, malignancy and general tonic

Chemical content: diterpenoid, alkaloid, atisine, acetogenins

How to prepare medicines: Leaves grind with row turmeric and apply on affected area tree or more times a day is very effective for swelling.

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