What Are The Health Benefits Of Breadfruit Leaf Tea (Artocarpus altilis)?

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Science and Nature

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History of Breadfruit Leaf Tea (Artocarpus altilis)

The breadfruit has been cultivated in the Malay Archipelago (where the species is held to be indigenous) since remote antiquity. From this region it spread throughout the tropical South Pacific region in prehistoric times. Its introduction into the New World was connected with the memorable voyage of Capt. William Bligh in HMS Bounty, a voyage recommended by Capt. James Cook, who had seen the breadfruit in the Pacific islands and considered that it would prove highly useful as a foodstuff for slaves in the West Indies. After the failure of Bligh’s first voyage, a second resulted in the successful establishment of the tree in Jamaica, where it failed to live up to expectations because the slaves preferred plantain bananas. Breadfruit, (Artocarpus altilis), tree of the mulberry family (Moraceae) and its large fruits that are a staple food of the South Pacific and other tropical areas. Breadfruit contains considerable amounts of starch and is seldom eaten raw. It may be roasted, baked, boiled, fried, or dried and ground into flour. In the South Seas, cloth is made from the fibrous inner bark, the wood is used for canoes and furniture, and glue and caulking material are obtained from the milky juice. African breadfruit (Treculia africana), native to tropical Africa, is a related species that is less important as a food crop. The breadfruit tree grows 12 to 18 metres (40 to 60 feet) high and has large, oval, glossy green leaves, three- to nine-lobed toward the apex. Male and female flowers are borne in separate groups on the same tree: the staminate (male) flowers appear in dense club-shaped catkins; the numerous female, or pistillate, flowers are grouped and form a large prickly head upon a spongy receptacle. The ripe fruits, or matured ovaries, of these pistillate flowers are roundish, 10 to 20 centimetres (4 to 8 inches) in diameter, and greenish to brownish green and have a white, somewhat fibrous pulp.

Health Benefits of Breadfruit Leaf Tea (Artocarpus altilis)

  • Kidney failure treatment
  • Drinking breadfruit leaf tea can lower cholesterol level, by taking away cholesterol from the blood and eliminate it through urine and stool
  • The compounds in breadfruit leaf make blood pressure become normal and promote better bloodstream
  • The tea can substitute chemotherapy, since the breadfruit leaf contain high antioxidant which can overcome cancers
  • Drinking breadfruit leaf tea can reduce uric acid gradually
  • The breadfruit leaf tea can be used to overcome liver inflammation or liver enlargement
  • Drinking 1 cup of breadfruit leaf tea everyday can reduce the onset and reactions of allergy whic can be cold air, seafoods, fruits, and drugs
  • The breadfruit leaf tea can do detoxification and eliminate the toxins from the body, thus alleviate the spleen enlargement
  • Breadfruit leaf contains anti-microbial properties which can kill germs causing tooth decay, plus the anti-inflammation properties will sooth the swelling and pain
  • Drinking 1 cup of breadfruit leaf tea everyday can accelerate the healing of would, skin infections or skin rash
  • Breadfruit leaf tea can be used to cure Vaginal candidiasis (or vaginal thrush is a condition of vaginal infection by the yeast Candidia sp) disease, by drinking the tea 1 cup per day and use the tea as vaginal wash 2-3 times a day
  • Treatment of post partum hemorrhage (Women who just give birth use it to stop the bleeding) and promotes lactation

Side Effects of Breadfruit Leaf Tea (Artocarpus altilis)

  • People who have low blood pressure should be cautious in using the herb leaves breadfruit because it can cause blood pressure will be even lower
  • When you regularly consume the leaves of breadfruit as a medicinal herb then there are several types of foods that should be avoided such as red meat, organ meats, spinach leaves and cassava leaves. Negative impacts can cause blood so thick resulting in cramping muscles becom

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