Shorea robusta, also known as śāl, sakhua or shala tree, is a species of tree belonging to the Dipterocarpaceae family
In wetter areas, it is evergreen; in drier areas, it is dry-season deciduous, shedding most of the leaves in between February to April, leafing out again in April and May. The sal flowers, whitish in color, appear in early summer. These are borne in raceme-like panicles in leaf axils, covered with white pubescence.
Special features: Sal tree resin, á¹›la in Sanskrit, is used as an astringent in Ayurvedic medicine. It is also burned as incense in Hindu ceremonies, and sal seeds and fruit are a source of lamp oil and vegetable fat. Shorea robusta seed oil is extracted from the seeds and used as cooking oil after refining.
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: Shorea robusta (Sal), an important traditional Indian medicinal plant used in various ailments and rituals and the indigenous use of the resin of this plant as a medicament for treatment of various inflammatory conditions is well documented in literature.
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Very nice plant. Got delivered with very good condition. Gonna order one more
Came with good package. Nice thick stem and with wet coco peat but nothing came out of the pack. Got a healthy plant
Very good garden plants, worth enough for normal gardening. Got for deal price.
Couldn t find it anywhere else.
Excellent proctus collection
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