Annona squamosa is a small,well branched tree or shrub from the family ANNONACEAE that bears edible fruit called sugar apples. It tolerate a tropical plain climate enhanced tan its relative annona reticulate ana annona cherimola (whose fruits often share the same name)
Steam and leaves
Branches with a light brown bark and noticeable leaf scars ;inside bark light yellow and slightly bitter ;undergrowth become brown with light yellow brown dots( lenticles-small,oval ,rounded spots upon the stem or branch of a plant, from which the original tissues may obtrude or roots may be large .leaf stalks are 0.4 cm to 2.2 cm long ,green sparsely…show more content… *The bark of annona squamosa can be used to stop diarrheain children and adults. In addition the plantis effective to treat diabetes.
Its fruit is used to make a hair tonic in some parts of india The plant bear some amazing medicinal qualities ,like serving as an insecticides ,antiovulatory and abortifacient. Pharmacological activity of annona squamosa
Anti-tumor activity of Annona squamosa seeds .
A. squamosa seed extract show important anti-tumor activities against human hematoma cells in vitro and in vivo, representative a potential for just beginning the extract as a novel anti-liver cancer drug.
Anti cancer activity of Annona squamosa
There is incomplete information of the attention of acetogenins in custard apple fruit. Bullatacin, remote from the fruit of custard apple, is one of the most potentially effectual antitumor Annonaceous acetogenins (Oberlies et al., 1997). Bullatacin is 258 times extra cytotoxic against MCF-7/Adr than adriamycin. Taiwanese studies (PhD thesis (ID: 082KMC03068005, unnamed author) showed that the methanolic extracts of the fresh fruits of Annona squamosa (Annonaecae), contained significant cytotoxicity against in vitro tissue culture cells in:
• human A-549 lung carcinoma
• murine P-388