Artocarpus Lakoocha

From Plants and People of Nepal

Moraceae. Deciduous tree 10-50 m high. Leaves stalked, 3-27 cm long, 2-16 cm wide, dark green, tome tose beneath, entire. Male flower head receptacle yellow. Fruit velvety, yellow when ripe. Flowers March-May, fruit July-August. Propagated by seeds. Distributed throughout Nepal to about 900 m, generally planted on private land around villages; also in India, Bhutan, Sri Lank Myanmar, and Malaysia.
FOOD. Ripe fruits are eaten fresh, and immature one are cooked as curry. The male receptacles are pickled.
MEDICINE. Sap and juice of the bark are applied to boil and pimples; bark juice is applied to cuts and wounds. The bark and that of Psidium guajava are squeezed to extract liquid that is given in doses of about 4 teaspoons twice a day in cases of bloody dysentery.
OTHER USES. The plant is important as fodder. Wood, resistant to termites, is used for timber.

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