Madhuca Indica

Madhuca Indica

Botanical Name
Family Name
Part Used
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Product offered
Common Name(s)
Madhuca Indica
Sapotaceae
Bark, Heartwood, Flowers, Fruits, Seeds.
Found in north indian plains and in forests of karnataka, kerala, m.p. and rajasthan.
Seeds
Butter Tree

Uses:

This trees bark,leaves,fruits, flowers and seeds everything is useful in the making of drugs.Barks useful in bleeding gums and ulcers, and also useful in the diabetes.moha Leaves mixed with butter and applied on the burns.Flowers are useful in the cough.This trees seeds are useful in making of soaps and good useful in skin diseases.Flowers of the tree are effective in increasing the flow d milk in nursing mothers.The madhuca tree is a very important source of food for the Gonds and other tribes in Central and Western India. The flowers are eaten raw or cooked. They are also used for making alcohol, vinegar, syrups and jams. Madhuca oil is largely used in the manufacture of soaps, besides cooking.The bark, Ieaves, flowers and seeds of the tree constitute the drug. The trade name, madhuca, is based on the Sanskrit name of the plant.The tree is indigenous to the Central India. It is common in sub-mountainous regions of the Himalayas, and is, at certain places, a chief constituent of the forest vegetation.The leaves of the tree contain alkaloid glucosidic saponin. The seeds contain a fatty oil. Recently a new sapogenin and basic acid have also been isolated from the seeds.