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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Annona squamosa: Seetaphal: A review

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Author Details: Sandeep, Abhilasha Mittal

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 72

Article End Page : 81


Alterative medication and natural remedies have been used from ancient time for the treatment and wellbeing of human. Medicinal plants are considered to be effective and for most important for the above purposes. The Mother Nature has provided us with a huge count of flora and fauna. Some of the natural medicinal plants are so common that we use them in daily life without knowing their medicinal importance. Plants have been one of the important sources of medicines since the beginning of human civilization. There is a growing demand for plant based medicines, health products, pharmaceuticals, food supplements, cosmetics etc. Annona squamosa Linn is a multipurpose tree with edible fruits & is a source one of the medicinal & industrial products. Annona squamosa Linn is used as an antioxidant, antidiabetics, hepatoprotective, cytotoxicactivity, genetoxicity, antitumour activity, antilice agent. It is related to contain alkaloids, carbohydrates, fixed oils, tannins & phenolic. A review of pharmacognostical, chemical constituent present in various parts of A. squamosa Linn & their pharmacological actions in given in the present article.

: Annona squamosa Linn, Pharmacognostical, Phytochemical constituent, Pharmacological actions, Toxicity