Indonesian herb Mahkota Dewa flourishes in Pathanamthitta
Indonesian medicinal herb ‘Mahkota Dewa’ fruit (God’s Crown fruit) is growing aplenty at a house in Pathanamthitta.
The fruit bearing plants grow in the compound of Njalloor native Sanaj. He is cultivating the plant in 350 flowerbeds. He started mahkota dewa farming 3 years ago.
First, Sanaj thought mahkota dewa was an ornamental plant. Later, a farmer from Pala told him that it was a medicinal plant. The plant bears fruit every 6 months. The ripe fruit can be used as medicine after drying it. The fruit grows to the size of a tomato.
Mahkota dewa fruit is chopped like onion and cooked before consuming. It is used to treat diseases like cancer, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and liver disease. Many people keep coming to Sanaj’s residence in Njalloor to see the rare plant and to buy the fruit.