Scientific Name: Pterocarpus Marsupium Roxb.
Common Name or English Name: Indian Kino tree and Kino.
Commercial Use: Wood, leaves and flowers are that part of this kino tree that are used for marketable purpose. Infact, Indian kino tree has also been used as apart of exchange program of clinical study between India and China.
Environment: Kino tree in India is normally found in the western ghats of the Karnataka-Kerala area. The Indian kino tree grows up to a height of 30 meters.
According to the report of World Conservation Monitoring Centre this plant is one of the endangered species. It can be grown in a dry area.
Utilization: Leaves, heart wood and flowers of kino tree are used for their medical properties in ayurvedic system.
It is used in the treatment of inflammation and diabetes. Branch of this tree is used as an astringent and is often used in the treatment of toothaches.
Kino tree is used to treat leucoderma (decrease of white blood cells in blood, elephantitis, various cardiovascular problems and also prevents greyness of hair and tanning.
It is also a magical remedy for diabetic people and is often considered as one of the best herbal medicine by well known experts.
Pterocarpus Marsupium has cell protective and regeneration property. It undoes any damage caused to newly formed cells.
Kino tree is also rich in aloe vera that nourishes and moisturizes skin and protects it from pollution and dry weather.
Indian kino tree is also used in many skin nourishing creams. It’s taken from vegetable extract. It is also used in alcohols in powdered form and when it is used it turns into deep red color.
Interesting fact: The branch of the kino tree contains an element known as epicatechin and when the bark comes in contact with water; the color of the water turns into blue.