RRIS Trees – Gulmohar

Ram Ratna International School Trees

Common Name :- Delonix Regia
Botanical Name :- Royal poinciana
Hindi Name :-Gulmohar
Marathi Name :- Gulmohar
Family :- Fabaceae

Large, blossoming Gulmohar trees are deciduous trees. The tree looks attractive and provides a light aroma. The Gulmohar tree is one of the most well-liked outdoor plants in India. Despite being a native of Madagascar, this plant thrives in India’s tropical climate.

  • The Gulmohar plant’s wood is utilised as fuel. This wood has a calorific value of 4600 kcal/kg.
  • In bee farming, the Gulmohar blossoms are fed to the bees.
  • This plant produces thick water-soluble gum. The furniture and textile industries employ this natural gum as a binding agent.
  • Pungam Oil, particularly beneficial in tanning, is produced from the seeds.
  • Jewellery makers frequently employ the elongated, hard seeds of the Gulmohar plant as beads.

There are numerous medicinal as well as environmental benefits of Gulmohar trees. These include:

  • Gulmohar trees are endowed with a variety of medicinal qualities. Along with having wound healing effects, they have antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, gastro-protective, antimalarial, anti-inflammatory, and cardio-protective characteristics.
  • The leaves of the Gulmohar tree are anti-diabetic. These leaves’ methanol extract is used to lower blood glucose levels.
  • The leaves of the Gulmohar tree may offer hepatoprotection.
  • These plants have anti-diarrheal qualities in their leaves.
  • It has flavonoids that support liver health protection.
  • Gulmohar tree leaves are used to make an essential oil with antifungal qualities.
  • The Gulmohar plant treats various bodily ailments like constipation, diabetes, malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation, and pneumonia in traditional and ancient medicine.
  • This plant is utilised to restore the soil.
  • It may also aid in repairing atmospheric nitrogen.