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Lakshmi Taru is said to have the following benefits:

This tree consumes highest amount of Carbon Dioxide and purifies the environment and can help in reducing the heat. It can grow on barren land and reduces or stops the soil erosion. It requires very little water to grow. India has 60 million hectares wasteland and this land can be used for growing this tree. Its seeds can give edible oil, non edible oil and diesel. The seeds have 60 to 75% oil as against 30 t0 35% in peanuts, soybean. One tree can give around 15 to 30 kg seeds and from that can get around 2.5 to 5 Lt oil and equal amount of oil cake which can be used for bakery items, vegetable oils, soaps, cosmetics, bio-diesel. It has medicinal value, can be used to treat malaria and diarrhea. The pulp of the seeds can be used for compost or drinking juice. The cover of the seeds can be used for making of card board. The wood of the tree can be used to make light furniture. Simarouba saplings are sturdy in nature and can survive under all types of terrain and soils with some depth for the roots to penetrate. Simarouba survives under rain fed conditions with rainfall around 400 mm. It can grow in all types of degraded soils and waste lands. It is not grazed by cattle, goat or sheep. It sheds large quantities of leaves, which makes soil more fertile. It protects the soil from parching due to hot sun shine. Its seed contains 65% edible oil. Oilseed cake is of best NPK value. Its fruit is also edible with sweet pulp. All its parts have medicinal value. It has a life of about 70 years. Its wood is termite resistant. It is not attacked by insects and pests. Its long roots prevent soil erosion.

ECO-IMPACT: This eco-friendly tree with well-developed root system and with evergreen dense canopy efficiently checks soil erosion, supports soil microbial life, and improves groundwater position. Besides converting solar energy into biochemical energy all round the year, it checks overheating of the soil surface all through the year and particularly during summer. Large scale planting in the wastelands facilitates wasteland reclamation, converts the accumulated atmospheric carbon dioxide into oxygen and contributes to the reduction of green house effect/global warming. USES: Seeds contain 60-75% oil that can be extracted by conventional methods. Each well-grown tree yields 15 to 30 Kg nut-lets equivalent to 2.5-5 Kg oil and about the same quantity of oilcake. This amounts to 1000-2000 Kg oil/ha/year (400-800 Kg/acre/year) and about the same quantity of oilcake. The oil is largely used in the preparation of bakery products in Central America. In India too it can be used in the manufacture of vanaspati, vegetable oil and/or margarine. The oil is free from bad cholesterol. It can be also used for industrial purposes in the manufacture of Bio-fuels, soaps, detergents, lubricants, varnishes, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals etc. The oilcake being rich in nitrogen (8%), phosphorus (1.1%) and potash (1.2%), is good organic manure. The shells can be used in the manufacture of particleboard, activated charcoal or as fuel. The fruit pulp, rich in sugars (about 11%) can be used in the preparation of beverages. The pulp along with leaf litter can be economically used in the manufacture of Vermi compost (about 8 tons/ha/year or 3 tons/acre/year). The bark and leaves are medicinally important. The wood is generally insect resistant and is used in the preparation of quality furniture, toys, in match industry, as pulp (in paper making) and as fuel.

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Plant Lakshmi Taru in ample of sunlight. It has to be panted on a ground and not in a pot. The price of this sapling is only Rs. 50/-. This tree sapling is not available in many plant nurseries. Contact Bharat09892465173 or ticky.nimbalkar@gmail.com