Salak

Salak

Salak (Salacca zalacca) is a species of palm tree (familyArecaceae) native to Indonesia. It is a very short-stemmed palm, with leaves up to 6 metres (20 ft) long; each leaf has a 2-metre long petiole with spines up to 15 centimetres (5.9 in) long, and numerous leaflets.

The fruit grow in clusters at the base of the palm, and are also known as snake fruit due to the reddish-brown scaly skin. They are about the size and shape of a ripe fig, with a distinct tip. The pulp is edible. The fruit can be peeled by pinching the tip, which should cause the skin to slough off so it can be pulled away. The fruit inside consists of three lobes, each containing a large inedible seed. The lobes resemble, and have the consistency of, large peeled garlic cloves. The taste is usually sweet and acidic, but its apple-like texture can vary from very dry and crumbly (salak pondoh fromYogyakarta) to moist and crunchy (salak Bali).

Health Benefits of Salak

1. Treat defecate steadily, fresh fruit bark mixed with honey and then eaten
2. Treat heartburn stomach, same thing with the number 1, the fruit is fresh bark mixed with honey and then eaten
3. Hemorrhoids, leaf blade of 3 bay with a glass of boiled water, and drink with honey 3 times a day

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