Apparently, this is the same fruit that is called Mullan Chakka or Lakshmana Pazham in Malayalam, and is grown in Kerala. The fruit is in high demand and supposedly very difficult to get, owing to its medicinal properties.
Here are some insights into the medical facts - please take note and forward to people who are affected by cancer.
A small erect tree grows up to 6 meters in height. Leaves simple alternate, acute, oval-oblong, glossy dark green colored, glabrous above and hairy below. Flowers arises from main stem and from tender stems, thick petellate, greenish yellow and heart shaped. Fruits large, with abundant prickles or bristles, containing numerous long brown colored seeds embedded in the whitish pulp.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, constipation, burning sensation, bacterial infections, parasites, hypertension, depression, fever, viral infections, malignancy and general tonic. Root decoction is a powerful purgative. Powdered seed kills body and hair lice on external application.
Useful part : Leaves, Fruit, Root, Bark, Seed.
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Soursop tree
Hindi : Lakshman phal
Malayalam : Mullan chakka, Lakshmanapazam.
Botanical name : Annona muricata Linn (Annona macrocarpa Wercklé)
Family : Annonaceae
Distribution – Cultivated throughout warmer parts of India, as well as growing wild.
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