Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Botanical name : Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.
Family : Moraceae
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura, Tikta
Guna : Guru
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Jackfruit tree.
Hindi : Kathal, Chakki
Malayalam : Plavu, Plav, Pilav
Distribution – Throughout India cultivated as well as growing wild.
A large spreading evergreen tree grows up to 30 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, entire, shiny, ovate and acute. Male flowers seen in cylindrical receptacles, and female in globose receptacles. Fruits large, fleshy, globose multiple fruit covered with thorny tubercles. Seeds oval and shiny.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, diarrhea, fever, wound, skin diseases, urinary retention and general weakness.
Useful part : Root, Leaves, Fruit, Seeds, Wood, Latex.