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- Mahuwa is the Halbi
name of the tree as well as the flower of Madhuca indica. The Mahuwa
tree is medium sized to large deciduous tree, usually with a short bole
and a large rounded crown.
- It is found in mixed
deciduous forest, usually of a somewhat dried type often growing on
rocky and sandy soil.
- Madhuca. indica,
Madhuca. longifolia are valued for their Seeds which yield a fatty oil
known as Mahuwa Butter /Mahuwa fat. This is also known as Illipi Butter
which caused some confusion as the internationally traded and highly
valued confectionery fat, derived from Shorea stenopiter is also known
- The flowers are used
as vegetable, for making cake, liquor; flower juice is used in the
treatment of enlargement of axillary grand, neurotic disorder and taken
with cow’s milk as an aphrodisiac in cough and bronchitis.
- Seed Oil is used as
ointment, in rheumatism and to prevent crack in the skin in winter.
- It is used for
edible purposes, hair oil, illumination, lighting, and keeps body glossy
- The seeds germinate
after a good shower of monsoon rains.
- Germination takes
place in about 10 days.The seeds which get covered under the soil,
germinate better and give rise to the seedlings while those lying
exposed are either attacked by insects or fungus or their emerging
radicles dry up before getting a hold in the soil.
- Some seedlings get
suppressed and killed by all weeds and grasses.
- As per an estimate
of KVIC the total potentiality of Mahuwa Seed is about 5 lakhs tonnes.
The highest Mahuwa Seed producing states are U.P., Bihar, Madhya
Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Orissa. It is common through out Central
India, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and in the drier type of
sal forest in Madhya Pradesh
- Rising income from
mahua is seen from the records of the Santoshi Mahila Udyog Samuh in
- In 2004, the group
took a loan and purchased 3,248 kg of mahua for Rs 24,360, at the rate
of Rs 7.5 per kg. It sold the mahua for Rs 31,383. The profit, after
deducting expenses and interest on the loan, was Rs 4,763.
- In 2005, the group
purchased 2,458.5 kg of mahua at an average rate of Rs 8.25, for Rs
21,219. The group sold it for Rs 26,553. The net profit was Rs
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