Simarouba is a multi-utility that all its parts are useful in one way or the other.  Each well grown tree yields 15-30 kg nutlets per yearthat yields 2.5-5 kg of oil. The annual returns in kg/ha from a moderatelywell managed 5-10 year old plantation ofSimarouba is as follows.

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Its cultivation depends upon the rainfall distribution, waterholding capacity of the soil and possible sub-soil moisture and a temperature range of 10 -50 oC. Lakshmi taru can be cultivated in tropical regions all over the world.

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Simarouba glauca has a long history in herbal medicine in many countries. Simarouba glauca is one of the important herbal drug used against dysentery hence its bark is also known as dysentery bark.

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Take mature shade dried leaflets or sticks (pieces of rachis about 10 cm long) or 1.5 bark pieces @3 leaflets/sticks/ bark pieces for every 10kg body weight. Cut leaflets, sticks or bark pieces into small pieces.

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The Paradise Tree

Simarouba glauca is a species of flowering tree that is native to Florida in the United States, southern Florida, South America, and the Lesser Antilles. Common names include Paradise Tree, Aceituno, and Bitterwood. Its seeds produce an edible oil. The tree is well suited for warm, humid, tropical regions. Its cultivation depends on rainfall distribution, water holding capacity of the soil and sub-soil moisture. It is suited for temperature range of 10 to 50 °C . It can grow at elevations from sea level to 1,000 m (3,300 ft). It grows 40 to 50 ft (12 to 15 m) tall and has a span of 25 to 30 ft (7.6 to 9.1 m). It bears yellow flowers and oval elongated purple colored fleshy fruits

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