We Grow Forest Foundation
2 min readJun 21, 2022



Tree : Jackfruit

Scientific Name : Artocarpus heterophyllus

Family : Moraceae

Local Names : Pilavu, Lamphong, Jackfruit Tree, Phanas,Plavu

Governed by the exuberant vitality of Mercury. No one knows the jackfruit’s place of origin, but it is believed indigenous to the rainforests of the Western Ghats. It is cultivated at low elevations throughout India, Burma, Ceylon, Southern China, Malaya, and the East Indies. It is common in the Philippines, both cultivated and naturalized.

Gemini and Jackfruit tree

The Gemini has dual nature. This person can withstand every situation. When we look at a person having this zodiac sign, their outer behaviour will be more complex, but their minds are soft like a jackfruit. Jackfruit is having a hard external body and inner softwood. In full swing of a spring that warms hearts, Gemini season invites us to live outdoors and loosen up a bit, lowering our defences for a chance to encounter another.

Uses of the Jackfruit tree

Jackfruit is rich in nutrients, including carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Both the seeds and the flesh of jackfruit are consumed as curries and boiled forms, while the flesh in the fully ripen stage can be eaten directly as a fruit. Several countries have developed different food products such as jam, jellies, marmalades, and ice creams using pureed jackfruit. Several parts of the jackfruit tree including fruits, leaves, and barks, have been extensively used in traditional medicine due to their anti-carcinogenic, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, and hypoglycemic effects. Rich in potassium, which helps in the lowering of blood pressure.

The extract from its seed, root, and bark is supposed to be helpful in digestion and also used in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery. Leaves believe to possess wound healing effects, reduce pain, and relieve ear problems.
Other trees related to Gemini: White Mangrove, Palms, Eucalyptus, Palms, Mulberry, Breadfruit

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