Scientific name: Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.
Other names: Langka, nangka
Jackfruit is cultivated in tropical Asia and belongs to the mulberry family. This evergreen tree can grow to more than 20 m and has leaves that are oblong with a pointed apex and base. The fruit is green to
greenish-yellow when ripe, oblong with pyramidal projections. Inside, there are numerous seeds covered with luscious custard yellow pulp.
Parts used: Leaves, fruit, latex, roots, bark
Medicinal Uses and Benefits:
Jackfruit's Root extract (decoction of roots that chopped into small pieces and boiled)
used to treat:
Jackfruit's Leaves extract:
skin diseases, boils
It has sedative effect and used as poultice
The latex when mixed with vinegar is used to heal glandular swelling,
abscesses and snakebites.
Jackfruit's Pulp and Seed - tonic
Jackfruit's Ripe fruit:
Jackfruit contains flavonoids, vitamin C and is a good source of carotenoids, vitamin B1 and B2.
THOUGH THE CONTENT OF THIS BLOG HAD BEEN TRIED/TESTED AND HAD BEEN USED
AS FOLK/HERBAL MEDICINE IT IS STILL BEST TO CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE
TRYING THIS. AVOID SELF-DIAGNOSIS AND SELF-MEDICATION.