Plant and Herbs

Annona cherimola fruit extract for Skin and Body

Annona cherimola fruit extract, or custard apple, is an edible fruit-bearing plant in the genus Annona, from the family Annonaceae

What are the benefits of Annona cherimola fruit extract for the skin and body?

  • Antioxidant activity, anti-aging, and skin whitening effects: Annona cherimola fruit extract has the ability to scavenge free radicals and ROS, reduce oxidative stress and prevent cell damage, therefore, reducing signs of aging. Annona cherimola fruit extract can also inhibit tyrosinase activity and exert skin whitening effects.
  • Antidiabetic activity: Annona cherimola fruit extract can help in controlling blood glucose levels and can be used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of diabetes.
  • Antimicrobial and antiviral activity: Annona cherimola fruit extract has shown to be effective against E.coli and it exhibits antiviral activity against herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2) viruses.
  • Anti-inflammatory and antiallergic: Annona cherimola fruit extract also exerts anti-inflammatory and antiallergic effects on the skin and body.
  • Anti-tumour effect: Annona cherimola fruit extract was studied on bovine kidney cells (MDBK) and human larynx epidermoid carcinoma cells (Hep-2). The ethanol extract possessed significant antitumor activity in vitro against MDBK and Hep-2 cells.
  • Antianxiety and antidepressant activity: Annona cherimola fruit extract has been shown to display antidepressant-like effects in mice. 
  • Antiparasitic activity: Methanolic extracts of A. cherimola seeds were tested for antiparasitic activity against Entamoeba histolytica, Nippostrongylus brasiliensis, Molinema dessetae, and Artemia salina and were effective against all 4 of these parasites.

Who can use Annona cherimola fruit extract?

Annona cherimola fruit extract is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and skin of colour, but do make sure to conduct a test patch to see if you are allergic to this extract.