A Review on: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Study of Annona Squamosa

  • Diksha A Narwade MVP samaj college of pharmacy
  • A N Aher MVP samaj college of pharmacy
Keywords: Annona squamosa, Macroscopical studies, Climatic conditions, Traditional uses, History, Phytochemicals, Pharmacological properties


This paper gives the information about the Annona squamosa Linn. (Family: Annonaceae). Phytochemical and pharmacological studies of medicinal plant were performed. The plant is highly used traditionally for curing diverse diseases and disorders. It is locally known as “Sitaphal'' in Hindi. Macroscopical & microscopical studies of leaves have been studied. The phytochemical studies showed the presence of amino acids, terpenes, lipids, steroids, flavonoids, ascorbic acid, tannins, vitamins and alkaloids. The plant has various pharmacological actions such as insecticidal, purgative, laxatives, astringent, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, anti-ulcer, anti-oxidant, antimalarial and antibacterial. The reveiw specifically deals with the phytochemical and folkloric medicinal importance of plant.

Author Biographies

Diksha A Narwade, MVP samaj college of pharmacy

Department of Pharmacognosy,
MVP samaj college of pharmacy,
Gangapur road Nashik, Maharastra, India

A N Aher, MVP samaj college of pharmacy

Department of Pharmacognosy,
MVP samaj college of pharmacy,
Gangapur road Nashik, Maharastra, India


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How to Cite
Narwade, D. and Aher, A. 2019. A Review on: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Study of Annona Squamosa. PharmaTutor. 7, 1 (Jan. 2019), 5-10. DOI:https://doi.org/10.29161/PT.v7.i1.2019.5.