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Uses


Heat-extracted oil from the seeds has been employed against agricultural pests. High concentrations are potent for 2 days and weaken steadily, all activity being lost after 8 days. See also Annonin.


In Mexico, the leaves are rubbed on floors and put in hens' nests to repel lice.


For uses of the fruit, see sugar-apple.


Chemical constituents

The diterpenoid alkaloid atisine is the most abundant chemical in the root. Other constituents of Annona squamosa include oxophoebine, reticuline, atidine, histisine, hetisine, hetidine, heterophyllisine, heterophylline, heterlophylline, isoatisine, dihydroatisine, hetisinone benzoyl heteratisine and citronella oil. In US patent 4689232, Bayer AG patented the extraction process and molecular identity of squamocin. This molecule is known as an annonaceous acetogenin. Bayer also patented its use as a biopesticide. Many others have found other acetogenins in extracts of the seeds, bark, and leaves.

ANNONA SQUAMOSA

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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Plants
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