ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS also Known as Jack Fruit
Artocarpus Heterophyllus

Artocarpus Heterophyllus

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Artocarpus Heterophyllus
Moraceae
Seeds, Jack Fruit, Leaves
Leaves, Seeds, Fruit
Jack Fruit

Uses & Benefits of Jackfruit

The leaves of jackfruit tree are useful for curing fever, boils and skin diseases. When heated, they prove useful in curing wounds.

The latex of the fruit is helpful in treating dysopia, opthalmities and pharyngitis.

The latex can also be mixed with vinegar to heal abscesses, snakebites and glandular swellings.

The wood of jackfruit tree is widely used in manufacturing musical instruments, furniture, doors, windows and roof constructions.

The seed starch is useful in relieving biliousness, while the roasted seeds are regarded as aphrodisiac.

To heal ulcers, the ash of jackfruit leaves is burnt with corn and coconut shells and used either alone or mixed with coconut oil.

The root of jackfruit tree forms the remedy for skin diseases, fever and diarrhea.

The heartwood of the tree is used by Buddhist forest monastics in Southeast Asia, for dying the robes of the monks to light brown color.

In China, the pulp and seeds of jackfruit are considered as a cooling and nutritious tonic. The fruit is useful in overcoming the influence of alcohol on a person’s body system.