The jackfruit tree belongs to family moraceae. It is largely present in tropical parts like south Asia, east Africa, Uganda, Brazil and Mauritius. Jackfruit is countrywide fruit of Bangladesh and has local name Kathal. max potent
Jackfruit tree has strong solid trunk and expands upto 50 to 62 feet. The barks, leaves and fruits of this tree contain latex. The leaves are oval in shape, glossy in appearance and leathery to touch. The tree bears both male and female bouquets. The fruits (jackfruit) are huge and weigh 5 to 25 kilograms. The huge jackfruit contains many small fleshy fruits inside. These small fruits contain seeds which are hard and starchy. The skin of these small fruits and vegetables will either be crispy or soft depending on variety of tree.
Medicinal properties of jackfruit
According to texts of ayurveda the medicinal properties of jackfruit varies in various phases of its development. The raw fruit increases vata and kapha where as ripened fruit alleviates vata and pitta. The fruits is heavy to break down and sticky in character. It improves the moistness of tissues. It works as body coolant.
The acrylic of this tree has anti-inflammatory properties. Hence it is suggested in inflamed abscesses and wounds. Poultice of jackfruit latex helps to reduce pain and swelling in abscesses and wounds.
The flesh of smaller fruits and veggies is very heavy to digest. It may cause indigestion. Ingestion of uncooked jackfruit could cause constipation. Consequently jackfruit must be eaten before consuming food. Jackfruit is a strict no for patients with digestive disorders and ascitis.
The start barking of jackfruit tree helps to reduce intestinal motility and hence useful in diarrhea and dysentery. The decoction of bark can be used for this specific goal.
Fully ripened fruit is an extremely helpful in increasing quality and quantity of ejaculate. It helps to increase sperm count and semen motility. Weak and lanky people are largely taken advantage of by ripened fruit as it increases body large and body energy level.
The decoction of leaves and roots are being used in diseases of skin. The leaves also help to reduce associated with toxin.
The jackfruit is extensively used in Chinese persons medicine. They consider it as having cooling and nutritious properties. The weed and seeds are being used to reduce influence of liquor. Roasted seeds are considered as aphrodisiac and given to patients who go through from low libido, lovemaking dysfunction and rapid climaxing. The ash of bark and leaves are combined with coconut oil and applied to wounds.