Botanical Name Artocarpus heterophyllus
Family Moraceae
Origin The jackfruit tree is believed to have originated in the rainforests of the Western Ghats of India.
Description Artocarpus heterophyllus, commonly known as jackfruit, is a large tree that can grow up to 30 meters in height. The fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit, reaching up to 90 cm in length and weighing up to 50 kg. The fruit has a spiky green or yellow exterior and a fleshy interior that is divided into segments containing large seeds.
Parts Used The fruit, seeds, and other parts of the jackfruit tree are used in traditional medicine.
Dose The dose and form of jackfruit used in traditional medicine can vary depending on the specific ailment being treated.

Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Jackfruit is used in various traditional formulations in Ayurveda, including as a remedy for digestive disorders and as an ingredient in rejuvenating tonics.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) There is no specific antidote for jackfruit toxicity.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Heavy, unctuous
Rasa (Taste): Sweet, astringent
Vipak (Metabolism): Sweet
Virya (Potency): Cooling
Prabhav (Impact): Rejuvenating, nourishing
Other Names Sanskrit: Panasa
Hindi: Kathal
Assamese: Katahal
Bengali: Kathal
Kannada: Halasina hannu
Malayalam: Chakka
Manipuri: Yen thangou
Marathi: Phanas
Oriya: Panasa
Telugu: Panasa pandu


Distribution The jackfruit tree is native to South and Southeast Asia, but is now widely cultivated in tropical regions throughout the world.
Pharmacognosy The fruit, seeds, and other parts of the jackfruit tree have been used in traditional medicine for various ailments. Studies have shown that jackfruit contains phytochemicals with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties.
Cultivation Jackfruit trees prefer warm, humid climates with abundant rainfall. They can be grown from seeds or vegetatively through cuttings.
Physical Constituents The flesh of the jackfruit is high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and is a good source of protein.
Chemical Constituents Jackfruit contains various phytochemicals, including flavonoids, tannins, and saponins.


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