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Annona muricata is a fast-growing, small, evergreen tree. It can reach a height of about 7 metres. The bole can be up to 15cm in diameter. The tree is widely cultivated in tropical regions for its edible fruit.
The plant contains isoquinoline alkaloids including reticuline. The seed contains galactomannan, sitosterol, stigmasterol and cholesterol
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Grows best in the moist, humid tropical and subtropical lowlands at elevations up to about 1,000 metres. It prefers a mean annual temperature in the range 25 - 30°c with a mean annual rainfall over 1,000mm.
Commonly seen growing in areas