Matoa is an Indonesian native plant and is very suitable for making green plants. Matoa is highly recommended because it can grow in all fields and has strong root and stem roots. In addition, it turns out that Matoa also has resistance to all types of insects.
Matoa (Pometia pinnata) is a typical Papuan plant, belonging to the Sapindaceae family. Matoa trees can grow tall and have wood that is quite hard. The taste of the fruit is a mixture of rambutan, durian and kelengkeng. The fruit is oval-shaped and about the size of an areca nut (Palm family), when young is green and after ripe is yellowish green.
This plant is the flora of the identity of West Papua Province. But in Sulawesi, this plant is often found in North Sulawesi, especially in Kotamobagu. As for breeding, these plants are easily propagated / propagated through seeds, and other methods such as grafting and grafting. Matoa grows in cool areas or in other words it is easier to grow in highland areas, although it can also grow in the lowlands
Matoa fruit is indeed widely found in eastern Indonesia, but actually this fruit is widespread in all regions of Indonesia. In the northern Sumatra region, Matoa is known as Pakam, in Minangkabau known as Langsek Anggang, in West Java it is known as Leungsir, and on Java it is called Cow Wood.
Matoa Medicinal Plants
Matoa is used to treat deep pain in the bones, migraine headaches, to help remove the placenta after childbirth, to relieve sore muscles and rheumatic joints, to relieve fever, as a cold and cold medicine, to cure diarrhea, stomach ache, cough, fever , constipation, and diaper rash.