The Custard Apple Tree is erect with a rounded spreading crown and trunk, and flowers not completely open. All parts of this plant, apart from its culinary uses, have great medicinal values, that many of us are unaware of.
- The decoction made out the leaves of this plant serve as vermifuge.
- Paste of flesh of this plant or crushed leaves of the plant can be used for local application on ulcers, abscesses and boils.
- The fruit of the plant, in its unripe form, can be dried, crushed and used for treating diarrhea and dysentery.
- The decoction of the bark of the plant could be used in the form of tonic for dysentery and diarrhea remedy. In case, the condition is serious, the bark, the leaves and green fruits are boiled together in a litre of water for five minutes, and the decoction can be given to the patient.
- The root bark of the tree is used for relief from toothache.
- The decoction extracted from the root serve as febrifuge.
- The fruit of the plant, serves as an expectorant, stimulant, coolant, haematinic, and is useful in treating anemia.
- The seeds of the plant have insecticidal and abortifacient properties.