Rambutan Facts; How Mutch Important, Benificial And Interesting?

The rambutan is a medium-sized tropical tree in the family Sapindaceae. The name also refers to the fruit produced by this tree. The rambutan is native to Malay-Indonesian region, and other regions of tropical Southeast Asia.


    Rambutan is an evergreen tree that belongs to the soapberry family. It originates from Malaysia, but it can be found in tropical areas around the world today. Rambutan grows on the well-drained, fertile, loamy or sandy soils, on the altitude of 1.600 feet. There are more than 200 varieties of rambutan today, but only few are cultivated and used in human diet. Thailand is the greatest manufacturer of rambutan in the world.

  • Seed oil from the Rambutan is formed and in use to manufacture candles and soap.
  • Rambutan fruit is said to heal dysentery and diarrhea effectively.
  • This fruit leaves are also used to cure headaches.
  • In Malaysia Rambutan fruit skin is used to prepare native medicines.

  • If you continuesly eat rambutan five days a week you will avoid cancer diseases.
  • Rambutan family, were effective in lowering blood pressure.
  • Rambutan trees roots are boiled and used as a medication to cure fever.
  • It takes about 5 to 6 years for a tree planted from seed to start to bear any fruit.
  • Rambutan trees bear twice annually, once in late fall and early winter.
  • The fruit must ripen on the tree, then they are harvested over a four to seven week period.