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