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:

  1. A tea of breadfruit leaves, which contain camphoral, is used to lower blood pressure and treat diabetes.
  2. In Jamaica, the sap is applied to contagious skin aliments to prevent their spreading and promote healing.
  3. The sap can also be boiled to form a rubbery substance that is used to dress wounds.



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