Vengai

  • Scientific name: Pterocarpus marsupium

 

  • Place of origin: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka

 

  • Description: Tree grows to about 30 m. Amazingly, when the trunk is cut with a stone, a blood red liquid oozes out which crumbles upon drying .
     

 

  • Grow best: In bright sunlight in well-drained soil, as that in hilly areas.
     

 

  • Use: Wood, leaves and flowers used in Ayurveda.