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The Sky Fruit, a peculiar fruit with medicinal herb

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 My last vacation was at Langkawi Island in December 2008. While waiting for the evening flight back to Kuala Lumpur, my wife, my two small kid(8 & 12 yrs) and I decided to stroll outside the Langkawi International Airport. We got two hours to stroll around the airport garden.

On the south side of the airport, linking to Helang Hotel, there this 30m tall, strange looking trees. There were 40-50 trees. Look like specially planted by the Airport Authority. Underneath the tree was very cooling due to the sea breeze flowing into airport vacinity. My two sons were seen horse playing a Tarzan stunt.   They were holding a white knife looking pieces acting as their dagger.

Sensing hazard, I took a closer look at the pieces(see center picture) they were holding. It is an organic, very light, pod- like, hard, whitish on the inner side and dark brownish rough surface on  the outside. It look like some parts from a Pod like fruit. Enthusiatically, we all stroll around underneath the trees looking for seeds or fruit like thing. I haven’t a clue. It could be the seed had flown away with the wind.

“ayah! this is reproductive by means of explosive mechanism..” said my 12 year old son(Zayed).

“yeah It look like it” I said

“what?explosion?” retort my 8 year old son(Faidz).

” macam ni….buah dia macam tuu…atas tuh(pointing at the fruit at the top)..bila dia dah ripe, dia explosionlah…..boom!..meletup macam hand grenade..berterabur lah biji dia..” said Zayed(the language show the inclination toward PPSMI).

“ohh! macam gitu, mana biji dia….betul ke ayah?” Faidz responding. Looking at me sheepishly  ” betul lah….” I said.

We collected the pieces of the fruit pod and the “tempulur” but we can’t find the seed, put them in our luggage.  Flew back to K.L and forgot about it.

Last sunday(March 8, 2009), I went to Jalan Pasar with my two sons. There are a lot of  exotic items, toys etc especially aquarium fish, you can find in Pasar Road. In the middle of all those “nomadic” petty traders, I saw an old Chinese Apek standing by the side of  his “kapcai” motorcycle with a bamboo basket on the back seat. Inside the basket were several of the familar looking fruits, and it’s called Sky Fruit or Buah Mahagony. Mahagony wood is famous for it fine quality wood that can be into a fine quality furniture. But the Apek was not selling any furniture. There were also 2 big plastic bags full of the redish coloured seeds. The seed appear like a thin flake of flower petals or wood chips covered with a thin layer of wing like wood sheet. The seed inside look like a whitish fibre like solid. The Apek were picking and counting the seeds and packed the seed into small plastic packets, 100 seeds per packet. There was also several transparent small medicine container contained  some brownish capsule.

The seed is very bitter. Bitter than the famous Tongkat Ali. “tapi khasiat dia sama itu tongkat Ali…dan lagi bagus! boleh ubat  cancer, sakit darah tinggi, sakit jantung, kasi cepat darah jalan, boleh buang kolesterol..” said Apek. “mana dapat ini buah?” I asked. Apek reply “dalam hutanlah, susah mau cari loh…” However Apek was reluctant to reveal the exact location of the trees. Hmm… Apek then pick a redish seed, break it into small pieces. Clip the pieces between the index finger and the tumb, slit it into his throat and flush down with a gulp of mineral water. ” arrgh..banyak pahit!” said Apek, showing a gritty face.

A  packet of 100 seeds is price at RM10.00. One fruit is price at RM7.50(a fruit contains 50 seeds with 5% empty seed) and the capsule container of 50 is priced at RM10.00 

In 1996, a group of American Bio-Chemical Technologist discovered that the fruit is with a very high content of Flavanoids and Saponins. Tongkat Ali is with high content of Flavanoids but with small amount of Saponins.

Flavanoids mainly helps to improve blood ciculations and clears the blood stream of blockage. It also can assist in getting rid of cholesterol and prevent accumulation of fat and cholesterol on the inner wall of the blood stream.

While Saponins is an agent to prevent the formation of cancerous cells. Thus it will reduce the risk of contacting cancer. It enhances our immunity system. It also help to reduce blood clotting.

It is believed there are ample of this trees in the Solomon Island. The people of the Solomon Island were the pioneer in discovery of this fruit as a form of herbal cure.

Hmm mm..I just bought a packet of the seed. heh eh…

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Written by machitam

March 10, 2009 at 4:14 pm

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  1. Just a new visitor browsing for a minute and leaving a comment! Beautiful web site also.

    here

    October 8, 2013 at 1:20 am

  2. Hi! the fruit is really good for health. The only thing that you must know is for those who have low blood make sure you ofthen check your blood while taking it to make sure it is not too low.

    Zaharah Hashim

    September 27, 2013 at 12:16 pm

  3. You can buy from Michael. Hp 98524781. COD at your nearest MRT.

    Each packets 90grams about 240 pieces.
    Sky fruit capsules. 90 pieces $50.

    phantom010436

    August 24, 2013 at 10:21 pm

  4. i am distributor of skyfruit seeds from indonesia if you wish to buy email me mohdbhoy@gmail.com kuala lumpur malaysia hv a happy day if you want to be in good shape take SS daily regards

    mohd bhoy

    April 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm

  5. Hi Steve,

    You can find them along the small lanes between the main Pasar Pudu Road and the inner part of the market where the fishmongers are. There is aa old lady & her son selling it. They also sell other natural herbs, e.g ‘peanut root’.

    Felicia H.

    April 3, 2013 at 1:31 pm

  6. we sell this sky fruit seed here in tamil nadu. cost Rs 100 per pack , can be sent via post .. i am reachable at +91 9841555505 or by mail mahendran.balan@gmail.com

    mahendran

    March 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm

  7. I really seem to agree with almost everything that is authored
    in “The Sky Fruit, a peculiar fruit with medicinal herb machitams
    Blog”. Thanks a lot for all of the information.
    Many thanks,Gabriel

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    February 14, 2013 at 3:21 pm

  8. does one need to continue taking the high bp and cholestrol pills whilst taking skyfruit seed? How many seeds should one take per day?

    Jen

    September 29, 2012 at 11:53 pm

  9. just reminder, sky fruits is NOT a medicine. It’s a herb supplement just like vitamins.

    machitam

    October 23, 2012 at 6:53 am

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    Holley

    September 16, 2012 at 6:21 am

  11. Where Can I buy some sky fruit seeds. I want to start using it my email is julierobles3@yahoo.com.

    Julie

    July 15, 2012 at 5:22 am

  12. Hi. Thanks for this posting. Since I just heard about this sky fruit and have no clue how exactly it looks like in real life, I wouldn’t be able to identify it even if I see it in market. Can you be so kind and direct me to exact location in KL where I can see them and perhaps buy them? I’ve got hbp and high cholesterol. Seeing cardiologist too and 38 aje. Sigh. Many thanks.

    Steve

    July 12, 2012 at 1:45 am

  13. In Tamil nadu areas they are selling Sky fruit seeds (swietenia macrophylla) for Rs 60 for 40 seeds in the name of “THENE KANI”. They collected the seeds from Alagar hills which is near Madurai. If u take one seed three times daily before or after food you will get the following benifits. Blood glucose control nearly 40 points drop, Good blood circulation and Normal blood pressure, Removes plage formed in the arteries i.e diabetes dont get heart attack. Consume 40 days and check the results. You feel happy.

    ayub

    July 11, 2012 at 6:09 pm

  14. do you need to soak or wash the seeds before taking? is the seed casing good for anything?

    Cherrie Lim

    May 31, 2012 at 3:12 pm

  15. no need to soak the seed. u can grind or crush the seed together with the skin. if u cannot withstand the bitterness of the seed when it touches yr tongue, u can consume it with banana fruit by inserting the crushed or grinded seed into a banana and swallow it….don’t chew…u know what i mean

    machitam

    June 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

  16. the casing or pods is of no use….as i know of..

    machitam

    June 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm

  17. Hi I am jayakar shetty and working in a Bank in india
    I am taking sky fruit every day for the last 30 days
    I am finding it very useful and it is really bitter in taste The trees are
    available in india and in Bangalore in large numbers

    Jayakar shetty

    February 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

  18. Tis skyfruit is really good. Me and my hubby r taking it daily. very good f those who suffered diabetic and high cholestrol. It’s really a miracle health fruit.

    SSwitz

    December 17, 2011 at 10:47 am


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