Dheu (so called in Punjabi) is a fruit belonging to the tree Artocarpus lakucha. Raw dheu has traditionally been used to make pickle in Punjab. It is also used to make a vegetable but most of the time raw dheu is pickled.
The extract of the fruit reduces hair loss and stimulates the propagation of hair, skin diseases, herpes can make it fade away the darkening of the skin. In addition, it may also treat arthritic swelling, dysentery and clean wounds.
The lakucha or the monkey jack fruit has a unique flavor which is not easily found in any other fruit. The taste is a mixture of sweet, tangy and sour. It is used to cure skin problems as well as it is a huge source of minerals, vitamins, polyphenols, and fibers
Dheu pickle is a mixture of sweet, sour, tangy taste. It is an excellent source of antioxidant which are vitamin C and beta-carotene. The lakucha fruit also manages to decrease the problems of hair loss and helps in the regrowth of hair from the hair follicles and also make hair shafts stronger.