Jackfruit leaves and roots contain chemicals that might help control blood sugar increases after eating. Its fruit is a source of vitamin A, fiber, and protein.
People use jackfruit for diabetes, wound healing, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
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Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if jackfruit is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergy to birch pollen or latex: People who are allergic to birch pollen or latex might also be allergic to jackfruit.
Surgery: Jackfruit might cause bleeding and too much drowsiness if combined with medications used during and after surgery. Stop taking jackfruit at least 2 weeks before scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with JACKFRUIT
Jackfruit might lower blood sugar levels. Taking jackfruit along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with JACKFRUIT
Jackfruit seeds might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Some medications, called sedatives, can also cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking jackfruit with sedative medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness.
Be cautious with this combination
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