With measurements of 6-12 cm long and 2-4 cm wide, the leaves of the durian tree are smooth with a light or dark green upper surface, while the underside of the leaves has a golden sheen.

As with roots, the durian leaves are used traditionally in medicines to cure fevers and jaundice. A decoction prepared from the leaves and fruits are also thought to alleviate swellings and skin diseases.

Young leaves and shoots may also be cooked as greens, although such practice remains uncommon.


last update by M 12/7/2012

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