Number of people affected by nutritional insecurity worldwide. Hence the jackfruit is one of the most benifical (nutritional) plant. Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) is an ancient fruit that is widely consumed as a fresh fruit. The several parts of jack tree including fruits, leaves, and barks have been extensively used in traditional medicine due to its anticariogenic, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, and hypoglycemic effects. The health bene?ts of jackfruit have been attributed to its wide range of physicochemical applications. Medicinal properties of Jackfruit include anti-asthmatic, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, anticancer, hypoglycemic, antimalarial, anti-diarrheal, anti-arthritic, anti-helmintic, anti-inflammatory, ant carcinogenic, anti platelet, antiviral, anti tubercular, anti atherosclerotic activities. It has also shown wound healing effect and causes decrease in the sexual arousal, libido, performance and vigor in men. The present paper reviews the Introduction, Geographical distribution, taxonomical classification, cultivation, propagation, traditional uses, benefits, chemical composition, jackfruit role in asthma and diabetes, jackfruit seed use as a fast dissolving tablet (FDT). pharmacological activities along with the current trends in research on jackfruit.
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Harshada Jadhav, S. D Mankar, M.S. Bhosale. A Review on Jackfruit: It is profitable to human beings. Res. J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochem. 2021; 13(1):51-54. doi: 10.5958/0975-4385.2021.00009.1