Iahas-Sitafal-Custard Apple

Sitafal (Custard Apple)


Sitafal Scientific Name

Annona squamosa

Sitafal Other Names

English: Custard Apple, Sugar apple, Sweet sop
Hindi: Sharifa, Seetaphal
Sanskrit: Sitaaphala
Tamil: Seetapazham, Cintamaram

What is Sitafal?

Sitafal, more commonly known as Custard Apple, is a popular fruit that manages a variety of diseases. It is rich in fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Furthermore, Sitafal helps to relieve constipation by promoting bowel movements because of its laxative properties. Due to the antioxidants found in Sitafal leaves, it also helps to manage diabetes and might help enhance insulin production. Furthermore, it helps with high blood pressure due to the potassium and magnesium that promote the dilation of blood vessels that improves blood flow. It may help prevent wrinkles, acne and maintain a healthy glowing skin.

Common forms of Sitafal

Seeds, leaves, shoots, and flowers

Sitafal is commonly used for:

  • Reducing morning sickness
  • Healthy weight-gain
  • Regulating blood pressure
  • Relieving constipation
  • Reducing stress
  • Boosting fetal development in pregnant ladies
  • Cleansing toxins from the body
  • Relieving dental problems
  • Preventing miscarriage

Sitafal Dosage

Powder: ¼-½ teaspoons twice a day.
Root decoction: 40-50 ml
Fruit pulp: 40-50g

Sitafal Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mother: Sitafal seeds should be avoided during pregnancy as it has toxic effects.
Children: Not known.
Avoid consuming Sitafal seeds as they may be toxic.

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