Annona murigata

Botanical Name : Annona murigata L.

Family : Annonaceae

Introduction :

Nowadays this plant’s fruit and leave decoction used as anti cancerous medicine common people in India.

Names in different Indian languages :

English : soursop, graviola

Malayalam : mullatha

Tamil : mullathai

Morphology :

A tree grows up to 4-5 m heigh

Leaves – lanceolate, simple, alternate

Flower –greenish yellow

Fruit – small spikes are present , whitish pulp, seeds are embedded in it.

Distribution & Habitat :

Native of America, grows in Africa and India

Part used :

Leaves and fruit

Therapeutic Uses :

Fruit pulp and leave decoctions shows anti cancerous properties

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