10 Most Useful Products Come From Trees in India

Have you ever wonder, what are the products come from trees?
Medicinal uses of some of the tree are already known but think about below list of products come from trees, which also include Wine Corks, Henna, Wax and Rubber.

Rubber – Hevea brasiliensis


Hevea brasiliensis is the rubber tree and the primary source of natural rubber in India. Rubber tree are grown in Kerala and India is the fourth largest producer of rubber in the world.

Katha – Senegalia catechu

Senegalia catechu is a thorny tree known as khair in Hindi and used in traditional medicine. The tree is one of the source of Kattha or catechu, extract of its heartwood.

Chandan – Santalum album

Santalum album or Indian sandalwood tree are native to India and the only source of sandalwood. Indian sandalwood has medicinal qualities and considered sacred by Hindus and used in different religious traditions.

PaperPulp – Leucaena leucocephala

Leucaena leucocephala is called Subabul in Hindi, one of the fast growing tree and used for a variety of purposes. Subabul tree used for making pulpwood for paper industry and most important pulpwood species tree.

Natural Gum – Vachellia nilotica


Vachellia nilotica or thorny acacia tree is native to Africa the Indian subcontinent where it known by name of babul. Indian thorny acacia tree are use for traditional Indian medicine,Tooth brushing and natural gum.

Betel Nut – Areca Nut

Areca Nut is known as Supari in India or betel nut and used in religious ceremonies with paan. The coastal region of India are the largest producer of Areca nut in the world and has commercial and economic importance in India.

Seed Oil – Ricinus communis

Ricinus communis is known as Arandi in India and Castor seed is the source of castor oil. Indian beech, Jatropha and Ricinus seeds along with Azadirachta indica are used for seed oils in India with list of amazing health benefits.

Handicrafts – Bamboo

Bamboo Handicrafts or Baans Ki Hastkala from Indian states of Assam, Odisha and Chhattisgarh are various decorative and utility items. The rural folk from the states produce wonderful objects of craft from Bamboo such as Coffee Mug,Lamp Shades, Fruit Basket and Bamboo Wall Decor.

Palm Wine – Palmyra Palm

Palm Trees in India include Palmyra palm, date palm and coconut palm. All these tree palm trees are main source of Palm Wine (alcoholic beverage) in India, consumed mostly by coastal villagers and known as toddy, Thati Kallu or Tadi.

Toothbrush – Vachellia nilotica and Azadirachta indica


Neem and Babul are two most popular plant used as a toothbrush in India. Indian lilac and Indian acacia tree are native to the Indian subcontinent and also used in traditional Indian medicine. Vachellia nilotica and Azadirachta indica both tree has wealth of medicinal uses, used in ayurveda for skin diseases and to treat intestinal worms.

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