Mahkota Dewa (Phaleria Macrocarpa) is a species of flowering plant in the family Thymelaeaceae. It is a dense evergreen tree, indigenous to Indonesia. It is found in tropical areas of New Guinea up to 1,200 m (3,900 ft) above sea level.
Mahkota Dewa, a tree of the gods can grow as high as 3 meters or more with thick green leaves. The fruit will stick on the stem with a group or own. The fruit has a green color when it is still raw and will turn red while cooking. Mahkota Dewa fruits are small to medium and oblong in shape, averaging 3-5 centimeters in diameter. The inner flesh is white, fibrous, and watery and contains one to two brown poisonous seeds. Mahkota Dewa cannot be consumed raw, but when processed, it has a slightly sweet flavor. The flowers make a compound of two to four, with color from green to maroon.
While suitable for cultivation in pots, growth is better when the tree is planted directly into the ground. Use a well-draining media, such as a mixture of soil, compost, and sand in equal parts. The tree requires a lot of water in its first flowering phase.
Mahkota Deva Benefits:
- Well known in traditional Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, and anti-bacterial
- The fruit can help reduce symptoms of many health issues and diseases and is still widely used today as a form of alternative medicine.
- The fruit contains healing ingredients such as antihistamines, polyphenol compounds, saponins, and alkaloids.