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Jack Fruit tree

Scientific name of Jack Fruit tree: Artocarpus Heterophyllus

Name of Jackfruit tree in different languages:

Hindi: Kadghal  

Malayalam: Plavu പ്ലാവ്.

Plant description:-

Jackfruit tree-Artocarpus Heterophyllus is a medium deciduous tropical tree grows to the height up to 20 meters. The leaves are simple, glossy dark green, alternately arranged, sized 10 - 15 cm long and 5 - 8 cm broad, thick, and leathery, leaf stalks are stout and up to 2 cm long. Jack fruit is the biggest tree born fruit, it is oblong to cylindrical and average 40 cm in length, usually weigh up to 18 kg. Fruits are borne on the trunk and on main branches; it is formed multiple flowers in an inflorescence, with a green to the yellow-green exterior rind. Fruits are covered with thorns and it is hard, when ripe it gets fragrant smell and contains many seeds inside covered with a yellow to orange colored, sweetly, fleshy fruits.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated

 Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Useful plant parts:

Fruit, Seed, Leaf, Root

Medicinal uses:

To treat Gas trouble, dysentery, urine enhancer, sexual power enhancer, curing fever, boils and skin diseases, and diarrhea.

Chemical content:

Lutein, beta-carotene, neoxanthin, neoxanthin, violaxanthin

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