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The Biobrio 7(1 & 2), 2020

A brief review on some prodigious efficacies of Artocarpus lakoocha Roxb.

Sharmistha Ganguly and Jyoti Kumar


This review paper deals with an overview of nutritional, medicinal and some other uses of the plant Artocarpus lakoocha, which is commonly known as monkey jack fruit. It is one of the staple foods of tribal people of Jharkhand and exhibits such properties which make it stand out from other plants. Studies reveal that this plant shows several medicinal as well as biological activities viz. antibacterial, antiviral, insecticidal as well as antifungal properties. Artocarpus lakoocha contains strong antioxidants and these are flavonoids and phenolic compounds. The bark, fruit pulp, heartwood extract of this tree, all shows strong antioxidising properties. The fruit is sweet sour in taste and has immense nutritional value and are generally eaten fresh. The spikes of the male and female flowers are used to prepare curries, pickles and delicious sauce. Different parts of the plant such as leaves and twigs are used as fodder and trunk as timber and firewood

Keywords:    Artocarpus lakoocha, nutritional value, medicinal value, ethnic use

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