Artocarpus altilis (PARK.) FOSBERG,

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Ethnobotanical and general use

As mentioned already, of the seeded form the seeds are eaten either roasted or boiled. The seedless form is used as a vegetable and substitute for potatoes. Rich in starch, it can be boiled or fried or baked. In some regions, the male flowers are used to prepare sweets. The leaves sometimes serve as a food for livestock. The bark abundantly produces latex with a high tannin content. Likewise fibers are obtained from the bark.


Stem: Exudate used to treat abcesses, bruises and sprains in NW Guyana.

Leaf: Used in a decoction which is drunk to reduce tension. Hypertension and diabetes medications are prepared from a mixture of boiled leaves of this species and Persea americana, Carica papaya and Annona muricata. Leaf used to treat urinary tract ailments in NW Guyana.

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Introducida de India, cultivada en Amazonas, Junín, Loreto.

Odontalgias: enjuagues bucales con el cocimiento de la raíz.

Hernias: un algodón, empapado con la resina, se aplica directamente en la zona afectada durante 15 días o más.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) South American medicinal plants : botany, remedial properties, and general use / I. Roth, H. Lindorf. Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2002. -- p. 492.

2) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017

3) Mejía, Kember; Rengifo, Eisa /Plantas medicinales de uso popular en la Amazonía Peruana.-- Lima : Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional, 2000. -- p. 286

Artocarpus altilis (PARK.) FOSBERG,
Término aceptado: 29-Dic-2016