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Madhuca indica

(Common name:- Mahua)

Classification

Madhuca indica

Madhuca indica is common herb found widely in Indian states and also known as Indian tropical tree that grows in deciduous forests.

History

Madhuca indica is common herb found widely in Indian states and also known as Indian tropical tree that grows in deciduous forests.

Mahua is been used from centuries for numerous purposes but widely it is used as medicinal herb.

Plant cultivation

Mahua is a fast growing tree that attains height of 20 meters or more.

The leaves of mahua are 10-20 cm long; appear to be thick and leathery and pointed at the tip.

It bears small fleshy flowers that are dull pale white in colour. The fruit of mahua is 2-6 cm long, thick and green in colour.

Cultivation

Mahua is cultivated in arid areas of deciduous forest in the states of Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat and Orissa.

Parts Used

Flowers, leaves, wood, bark

Constituents

The chief constituents of madhuca indica are carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acid, minerals, ash, moisture and soluble proteins like lipids.

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