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Annona Muricata

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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.

Uses

Parts Used

Chemical Composition

The plant contains isoquinoline alkaloids including reticuline. The seed contains galactomannan, sitosterol, stigmasterol and cholesterol[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Mullu Ramphala
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit
English Areca nut


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Flowering season is July to January

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Fruiting season is July to January

Other features

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.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

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References

  1. [Chemistry]
  2. [Morphology]
  3. [Cultivation]

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