Artabotrys hexapetalus (L. f.) Bhandari

Kingdom : Plantae
Division : Magnoliophyta
Class : Magnoliopsida
Order : Magnoliales
Family : Annonaceae
Genus : Artabotrys
Species : A. hexapetalus

Common Name:
Sanskrit : Harachampaka.
Tamil : Manoranjidam.
Telugu : Manoranjidamu
Artabotrys hexapetalus (L. f.) Bhandari generally described as a folk drug that has a wide range of medicinal uses belonging to family Annonaceae. It is an ornamental, medium-sized woody climber that produces aromatic flowers with fragrance. A. hexapetalus is native to India. Leaves are oblong, lanceolate, and glabrous. Flowers are bisexual and actinomorphic, possessing 3 whorls of perianth , solitary or paired, often fragrant, usually on woody, hooked recurved branches (peduncles). Its roots and fruits are used for treating malaria and scrofula. The flower is acrid, bitter; useful in vomiting, diseases of the blood and the heart, leucoderma, headache. A decoction of leaves is given for cholera. Phytochemically it contains alkaloids, anthraquinones, butyrolactones, flavonoids, neolignans, phenolic compounds, leucoanthocyanins, terpenoids, and volatile oils.

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