A rare, beneficial fruit is discovered in Darbandikhan

Variety 04:34 PM - 2021-08-17

A rare type of fruit has been discovered in the Darbandikhan district, which seems to be beneficial for different diseases.

According to Arkan Shawazi, PUKmedia's journalist in Darbandikhan, only three trees appeared there and are taken care of by three different families who are pleased to have this rare fruit in their gardens.

Haji Hassan, an agriculture expert, told PUKmedia that he planted a rare tree that is called 'Cordia Myxa' in a mosque near his house, and he was successful because the tree has produced a rare fruit, which is beneficial for dyspnea, gastric ulcer, rheumatism, and rich with vitamins.

He also pointed out that he gifts this fruit to his relatives and friends, especially when visiting patients.

Assyrian Plum (Cordia Myxa) matures in about 50 to 60 years is generally straight and cylindrical, attaining a height of nearly 3 to 4 m. The branches spread in all directions, which its crown can be trained into a beautiful inverted dome like an umbrella. When fully grown up, the total height of the tree comes to nearly 10 to 15 m.

The fruit starts appearing during July–August. It is light pale to brown or even pink. The appearance tends to darken when ripening sets. When fully ripe, the pulp becomes quite sweet, and children enjoy it. 

Assyrian Plum is found primarily in Asia, as well as across the globe, especially in tropical regions having the right type of geophysical environment. It is seen coming up naturally and growing abundantly from Myanmar in the east to Lebanon and Syria in the west. 

Besides its beneficial traits, everyone who tasted this fruit talks about how delicious it is, and they even want to increase this product through harvest.

The benefits of Cordia Myxa:
1/ It is a treatment for Shortness of breath (Dyspnea)
2/It is a treatment for Malaria.
3/ It helps wounds to heal quicker.
4/The root can be used for treating cold disease.
5/ In many countries, the leaves are used for feeding animals.
6/The tree can be processed into Timber.

Edited by Besha Jawhar

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