Because of research I'm doing that is about breadfruit leaves, so maybe I present an article about breadfruit leaves, which I quoted from Suara Merdeka.
Breadfruit is included in the genus Artocarpus (Moraceae family) that consists of 50 species of woody plants, which only grows in hot and humid areas in Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands.
Round-shaped fruit with thick skins and rough, with light green and yellow colors with a weight of about 1.5 to 3 kg. Breadfruit can be used for food.
Ordinary people use them for snacks, such as boiled, fried, or made chips and compote. There is also an advantage as the raw material of flour and noodles.
Not many people who planted it. Besides lack of "sell", the public has not really know the benefits of these plants. Often some people are cutting down trees in his yard, and replace them with other crops such as bananas or mangoes.
But the truth is very useful breadfruit. The leaves have some health properties, effective for treating various diseases such as liver, hepatitis, toothache, itching, enlarged spleen, heart, and kidney. In fact, the people of Ambon use the bark for medicine for her blood dilute the new 8-10 day delivery.
Leaves of these plants contain some nutritious substances such as acid hidrosianat, asetilcolin, tannins, riboflavin, and so forth. These substances are also able to overcome inflammation. Saving the Kidneys There is also what makes these leaves as an alternative to save the sick kidneys. It is easy, but must be patient.
Early step, prepare three pieces of dark green leaves, but still stuck in the branches. Then wash in running water. Furthermore, shredded and then dry in the sun to dry.
Prepare well and fill the container with two liters of clean water. Keep the container is made of earthenware clay, but if no one else can also use stainless steel pans. Enter the dried leaves and then cooked until boiling, reserving the water until the volume by half. Next, add one liter of clean water, and boil again until the half.
Then Strain the boiled breadfruit leaves. Water color red, like tea. It felt a little bitter. Please drink it down, should not be left to kesesokan day. So forth.
In order not to fuss back and forth took three leaves, should provide sliced breadfruit leaves dry for a week. How, to prepare dark green leaves as much as 3 x 7 = 21 pieces. The next process exactly the way over, so we have some sliced breadfruit leaves dry, but is divided into seven packages. Each day take a pack, boil, strain, and drink. If you belong to can not stand the bitter, you can add a little honey every time a drink.
Breadfruit leaves also can be used for treating heart disease. The trick, take one old breadfruit leaves still clinging to a tree. Breadfruit leaves parents have maximal levels of chemical substances.
Wash thoroughly and then dried in the sun to dry. Then Bring to the boil with five glasses of water and leave until the half. Add water again until you reach the volume of five glasses. Once filtered, boiling water is ready to be drunk and had to be discharged can not be left for tomorrow.
Some experts doubt the efficacy of traditional medicine was breadfruit leaves. But the public already believes and prove properties of breadfruit leaves that can cure heart disease and kidney.