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Vol. 9, Issue 11 (2020)

An overview on wood apple (miracle fruit) and their properties

Author(s):
Subasri Mani
Abstract:
The lesser known fruit crop wood apple (Feronia limonia L.) belongs to Rutaceae family is native to India but is also found in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand and other regions in the southern part of Asia. It is considered sacred by Hindus. It is not cultivated as commercial crop but it has religious importance in Southern India especially during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Fruits contribute important nutritional and commercial value from the ancient time is being used in ayurvedic medicines as sole or contributing ingredient, but there is lack of published works in terms of depth scientific investigations about the fruit. So aims of this review to discuss the ecology, cultivation aspect and current level of utilization of this fruit.
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How to cite this article:
Subasri Mani. An overview on wood apple (miracle fruit) and their properties. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(11):247-249. DOI: 10.22271/tpi.2020.v9.i11d.5345

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