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Tree Species

We encourage planting trees native to your region

Native trees adapt easily to the region’s soil, hydrology, climate and can evolve defenses to many diseases and insect pests. They can create deep and extensive root systems, which help to stabilize the soil column and create an environment favorable to building fertile soils rich in organic matter and also absorb excess nutrients from runoff, enhancing infiltration during periods of heavy rain as well as drought provide habitat for butterflies, hummingbirds, songbirds, and beneficial insects.

Indian Native Trees

Peepal

Ficus religiosa or sacred fig is a species of fig native to the Indian subcontinent and Indochina that belongs to Moraceae , the fig or mulberry family. It is also known as the bodhi tree, pippala tree, peepul tree, peepal tree or ashwattha tree (in India and Nepal).

Ficus religiosa is used in traditional medicine for about 50 types of disorders including asthma, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy, gastric problems, and inflammatory disorders, infectious and sexual disorders.

Banyan

A Banyan is a fig that begins its life as an epiphyte, i.e. a plant that grows on another plant, when its seed germinates in a crack or crevice of a host tree or edifice. Banyan often specifically denominates Ficus benghalensis (the “Indian banyan”), which is the national tree of the Republic of India.

A banyan tree is important to Indian society not only for its religious significance but also for the myriad of health benefits that you can derive from it. It can cure chronic diarrhea, dysentery and piles. It eases leucorrhoea too. It treats gum and teeth disorders and lowers back and rheumatic pain. It is also effective against treating female infertility. It also cures ear problems and can be used for the treatment of problems related to hair. Nasal problems, nausea and diabetes can also be cured with it.

Neem

Azadirachta indicia, commonly known as neem, nimtree or Indian lilac, is a tree in the mahogany family  Meliaceae . It is one of two species in the genus Azadirachta, and is native to the Indian subcontinent, i.e India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Maldives. It is typically grown in tropical and semi-tropical regions. Neem trees also grow in islands located in the southern part of Iran. Its fruits and seeds are the source of neem oil. 

Neem leaf is used for leprosy, eye disorders, bloody nose, intestinal worms, stomach upset, loss of appetite, skin ulcers, diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease), fever, diabetes, gum disease(gingivitis), and liver problems. The leaf is also used for birth control and to cause abortions.

Fig

Ficus carica is an Asian species of flowering plant in the mulberry family, known as the common fig (or just the fig). It is the source of the fruit also called the fig and as such is an important crop in those areas where it is grown commercially. Native to the Middle East and western Asia, it has been sought out and cultivated since ancient times and is now widely grown throughout the world, both for its fruit and as an ornamental plant. The species has become naturalized in scattered locations in Asia and North America. 

Figs are high in natural sugars, minerals and soluble fibre. Figs are rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper andare a good source of antioxidant vitamins A and K that contribute to healthand wellness.

Mango

Mangoes are juicy stone fruit produced from numerous species of tropical trees belonging to the flowering plant genus Mangifera, cultivated mostly for its edible fruit.

Most of these species are found in nature as wild mangoes. The genus belongs to the cashew family Anacardiaceous. The leaves of the tree are very useful for managing diabetes, lowering blood pressure fighting restlessness, treating gall and kidney stones curing respiratory problems, treating dysentery, healing burns and are a remedy for ear aches.

Banana

A banana is an edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called “plantains”, distinguishing them from dessert bananas. The fruit is variable in size, color, and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind, which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe. This fruit has many benefits – it wards off Infections, reduces free radical activity, reduces menstrual bleeding, manages diabetes and anemia. It is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, boosts mood, reduces anxiety and helps nursing mothers.