Annona reticulata L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Stem: Finely grated bark is placed on the area of an enlarged spleen.

Seed: Concentrated extract is employed to remedy dysentery and diarrhoea.

Origin: Guyanas


Native to the West Indies. Cultivated in Bengal, Assam, Khasi Hills and southern India.

Leaves—insecticide, anthelmintic, styptic, externally used as suppurant.
Unripe and dried fruit—antidysenteric.
Bark— powerful astringent, used as antidysenteric and vermifuge.



Folk medicinal uses

It is also said to be present in the fruit which formerly had some reputation in the treatment of dysentery and diarrhoea. In Jamaica the leaves are occasionally used beaten up and applied to sprains. (5, 10, 27).

Nota bibliográfica

1) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017

2) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

3) Asprey, G.F.; Phyllis Thornton/ Medicinal plants of Jamaica. Parts I & II. – p. 5.

Annona reticulata L.
Término aceptado: 12-Sep-2017