Black board tree Honey
Black board tree (Alstonia scholaris) is an ever green Herb tree with small greenish white flowers with bunch of seven leaves of APOCYNACEAE family. The distinctive strong smell that can be observed from December to March . The plant is greyish with whitest yellow latex. The tree is a rich in alkaloids and Flavonoids.
Characteristics of Blackboard Tree (Alstonia scholaris) in the Wild
The Black Board plant is native to the lowland and mountain rainforests of Indian subcontinent, Malay Peninsula, and Australasia. The plant grows throughout the humid regions of India, especially in West Bengal and west-coast forests of south India, China: Guamgxi, Yunnan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam & Australia
Few of the popular common names of the plants are blackboard tree, devil tree, ditabark, milkwood-pine, saptparni, shaitan tree, white cheesewood, Milky Pine, Djetutung, White Pine, Palmira Alstonia, Pine, Milky, Pulai, Jelutong, Australian fever bark tree, Australian quinine bark tree, bitter-bark tree, blackboard tree, chatiyan wood, shaitan, chattun, chatian, chhatiwan, chatiwan, tin pet, dita, khaaniqat al-kalab, shajaratah fi asya al-harrah, scholarsi, may màn, mò cua and mùa cua. It has long being used as a traditional medicine to cure various human and livestock ailments.
Nector from the Flowers
Flowers are small, greenish white, many in umbellate panicles; corolla tube is short, very strongly scented. The inflorescence is a much-branched terminal panicle, up to 120 cm long; flowers 7-10 mm long white, cream or green, the tube hairy, lobes sparsely or densely pubescent, 1.5-4 mm long, the left margins overlapping, strongly perfumed.
Individual flowers are lightly-scented, but fully-blooming tree emits strong heady fragrance sometimes described as reminiscent of burnt sugar. It is a rich source of nectar and is pollinated by insects like various types of butterflies and bees, which often surround flowering trees. Blooming occurs once yearly in monsoonal Asia, usually from October to March.
In the 1889 issue of "Authentic Australian Useful Plants" notes that "The bark of the bitter Blackboard tree was used by indigenous Indians to treat intestinal problems.
Other benefits of the Blackboard tree were also found, it was effective in curing stomach and other ailments. It is described in Indian Pharmacopoeia as an astringent, anthelmintic, and antiperiodic tonic.
This herbal tree is used for medicinal purpose for various health condition ranging from debility to open wounds, impotence, and Jaundice. A better medicine to Malaria Drug quinine.
The Benefits of Black Board tree honey
- Helps manage Diarrhea
- Stimulates the Immune system
- Effective on liver function and health
- Traditionally used for stomach pain
- Supplement for Vitamin B1 Deficiency
- Traditional treatment for healing ulcer
- Promote breast milk production and release in lactating women
Black board tree or colloquially widespread in south Indian states and south Asia up to Australia has known to be medicinally important. The tree barks are used in treatment of chronic diarrhea and advanced stages of dysentery. During this flowering season, bees find abundant nectar in these flowers and migrate from various places to feed on this wonderful nectar.
This honey is literally liquid gold with its golden yellow color and texture with ripened fruity smell. The honey collected during this annual flowering can be used in resetting Bowl Health and helps greatly in digestive secretion and improves nutrition absorption from food effectively.
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