English: custard apple, wild-sweetsop, bull’s heart, bullock’s-heart.
True custard apple (Annona reticulata Linn.) is a small deciduous tree that grows up to 10 meters tall. Leaves are slender, hairless, and straight, and pointed at the end, up to 20 cm long and up to 7 cm wide. Flowers are yellowish green, in clusters of 3 or more. The fruits are heart-shaped, smooth outer, brownish yellow, seeds are shiny black, and contain in fruit jelly which is sweet and aromatic.
Useful plant parts: leaf, root, fruit, and seed.
Medicinal uses: To reduce inflammation, swellings, reduce pita and increase Vata, increase muscle strength, induce veins.
Chemical contents: Riboflavin, Niacin, Tayamin etc.
How to prepare medicines: leaf of plant ground with raw turmeric and applied on swelling areas.
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