Saptparni shady trees for decrease summer temperature in ahmedabad

Alstonia (Saptparni) or devil tree is genus of evergreen trees or shrubs with white funnel-shaped flowers and milky sap. This is a ideal shady, easy to grow and helping in control the noise pollution and decrease the carbon dioxide from the air. From last several years many landscaper and garden designer specially in Construction building gardens apartmental schmes they are planted there. It looks good and green and grow like a umbrella. If you don’t like a big trees which are falling the leaves every time in your compound then you can try this plant because this plant not falling the leaves and looks good in your garden you can also make you this plant for roadside plantation it gives royal looks with lots of shades. Saptparni is really elegant whether it is flowering or not.
saptparni tree

The slightly rounded, leathery, dark green leaves form whorls of 4-7. And a very regular branching gives the tree a beautiful shape. This plants have seven leaves in one leaf so it called saptparni tree. It is easily available in local ahmedabad nursery from Rs.15 to 60. according to size. You can find this plant in municipal AUDA gardens also and roadside it is recently planted at BRTS Side plantation. In India the bark of Alstonia scholaris is used solely for medicinal purposes, ranging from Malaria and epilepsy to skin conditions and asthma. The wood is too soft for making anything - so it is usually used in making packing boxes, blackboards etc. in Ayurveda it is used  as a bitter and as an astringent herb for treating skin disorders, malarial fever,  urticaria, chronic dysentery, diarrhea, in snake bite and for upper purification process of Panchakarma. Its bark, known as Dita Bark, is used in traditional medicine to treat dysentry and fever. On the Western Ghats, tribal people are reluctant to sit or pass under this tree, for the fear of the devil. The  Milky juice of the tree is applied to ulcers.

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