The breadfruit tree has a wide range of uses. The fruit is edible and may be prepared in a number of ways, and the leaves and the sap which runs from the tree can used for various ailments.
Medicinal and other uses:
- A tea of breadfruit leaves, which contain camphoral, is used to lower blood pressure and treat diabetes.
- In Jamaica, the sap is applied to contagious skin aliments to prevent their spreading and promote healing.
- The sap can also be boiled to form a rubbery substance that is used to dress wounds.