Paradise Tree – Simarouba glauca (Miracle Tree / Lakshmi Taru) – cures diseases, produces oil, bio fuel and more

Paradise Tree - Simarouba glauca

Paradise Tree aka Lakshmitaru (Simarouba glauca DC.) is a multi-purpose evergreen tree receiving great interest as a promising energy crop and medicinal plant for the future.It has aroused great enthusiasm as miraculous tree of solace for cancer patients!

Brought from the tropical forests of Central America in 1960’s, Paradise Tree, Lakshmitaru is now well flourished in Orissa, Maharashtra,Karnataka,Tamilnadu,Kerala and also at introductory stage of plantation in other states like Gujarat,Rajasthan,Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.All parts of the plant namely, seed, shell, fruit pulp,leaf,leaf litter, unwanted branches, stem, bark, and root generate products that are useful in the production of food, fuel, manure, timber, medicine etc. The tree is well suited for the all the geographical regions of India. It reclaims wastelands, arrests soil erosion,supports soil microbial life and increases ground water levels.

Even though, the number of scientific publications devoted to medicinal palants is growing exponentially and the number of reviews is increasing rapidly, there are only very few literature available exploring the potential of this plant species.This blog is dedicated to provide numerous information about this versatile tree.


Botanical name Simarouba glauca DC.

Family : Simaroubaceae

It is an exotic species introduced from El-Salvador of Central America. It is a versatile multipurpose tree, which can grow well even in the degraded soils. This tree is regarded as highly suitable for growing on both arable and non-arable wastelands.

Environmental requirement 

Climate and Temperature
It grows well up to 1000m MSL. The temperature of the species is 10-50°C with an annual rainfall of 500-2200 mm.

In all types of well-drained soil with pH 5.5-8.0. However, a minimum of 1.0 m deep soil is preferred for its growth. Soils of shallow depth with canker underneath are relatively unfavourable for its growth.

The tree starts flowering and fruiting at about three years of age. Flowering is annual beginning in December and continuing up to February. The tree starts bearing when they are 4-6 years old and reach stability in production of another 4-5 years.   The droplets (blackish purple in pink genotypes and brownish yellow in green genotypes) are ready for harvest by March/April. Season and duration of reproductive phenoperiods vary according to location and climate. Individual fruits have a development and ripening period of 1-2 months. Fruit is ellipsoid drupe, 2 – 2.5 cm long, with thin hard cuticle and juicy fruit pulp.

Pretreatment is generally not necessary, since it does not have any dormancy. However, soaking in water for 12 hours may enhance the germination of seeds.

All the parts of Simaruba are useful in one-way or the other. The seeds are considered economically important as they contain 50-65 per cent edible oil, which can be used in the manufacture of vanaspathi. As industrial oil, it is well suited for the manufacture of quality soaps, lubricants, paints, polishes, pharmaceuticals, etc. (Syamsundar Joshi and Shantha Hiremath, 2000). The pressed cake resulting from the milling operation contains a very high percentage of protein (64%) and can be used as a cattle feed after the extraction of toxic elements. The pressed cake is also being utilized as organic fertilizers. The shells (endocarp) can be used in the cardboard industry. Pulp (about 20 kg/tree/year) constituting about 60 per cent of the fresh fruit by weight contains about 11% sugars and It can be used for juice making or in the fermentation industry. Leaf litter is a good feed for earthworms and it makes good manure. The leaf and the bark contain the chemical viz. quassin, a resinous matter which is helpful in curing amoebiasis, diarrhoea and malaria.

Syamasundar Joshi on the benefits of Paradise Tree – Simarouba glauca

Syamasundar Joshi and Shantha Joshi. 2007. Simarouba glauca DC. Lakshmi taru. University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. Pp 128.
Dr. Syamasundar Joshi and Dr. Shantha Joshi # 23, R.B.I. Colony (behind Punjab National Bank); Ananda Nagar; Bangalore — 560 024. Land mark: Near Sai Baba Temple, R.T. Nagar; Mob. (0)94486 84021; Ph (080) 2333 5813; E mail:


QUASSINOIDS namely, Ailanthinone, Glaucarubinone, Holocanthone, Dehydroglaucarubinone, Benzoquinone, Canthin, Glaucarubine, Glaucarubolone, Simarubin, Melianone, Simaroubidin, Simarolide, Sitosterol, and Tirucalla


• Cancer, Leukemia
• Ulcers and bleeding in alimentary system,
• Gastritis caused by Helicobacter pylori
• Hyperacidity, Dyspepsia
• Amoebiasis, Diarrhoea, Colitis
• Chikungunya, H1N1, Herpes, Colds, Hepatitis, Malaria, Fever
• Hemorrhage, Anemia, Rheumatoid arthritis
• Gynecological disorders: irregular periods, painful periods, excess bleeding, white discharge and menopause problems

For Cancer, Leukemia, Ulcers, Rheumatoid arthritis: Treatment is continued until the ailment is completely cured.
. For other ailments and as tonic: The decoction is taken for 15 days. The course is repeated once in six months.

FUTURE ACTION PLEASE: Grow Simarouba (Lakshmi taru) plants and gift health insurance to the world.

45 thoughts on “Paradise Tree – Simarouba glauca (Miracle Tree / Lakshmi Taru) – cures diseases, produces oil, bio fuel and more

  1. vijay gogate

    Sir, i am interested in plantation,shall i get the simarouba glauca(laxmi taru) seeds? If i get it before rainy season i will be in a position to do so.Please let me know the price of 100 seeds and how to send the money? THANKS

  2. siddanna chakra

    I want to grow laxmi taru simmmarouba tree in large quantity pleasw give details of this thanking u


    sir i want laxmitaru for tree plantation in my colony at aurangabad Maharashra pls send local contact no to get this tree


    sir i want laxmitaru for tree plantation in my colony at aurangabad Maharashra pls send local contact no to get this tree
    contat no 9890705057

  5. Rajkumar R

    Sir, I am using laxmi taru and it will incrase my platelet counts on 2,10,000 / to 2.84 lakhs in just a month. I think it’s surely fighting against lukemia, other cancer.

  6. abraham

    I would like to know in which way this plant is useful in cancer treatment. Can i get that to buy from anywhere online.Please reply at the earliest

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  8. sreenivas

    sir i want laxmitaru for tree plantation in my village at Krishna Dist Andhra pradesh pls send local contact no to get the seeds
    For free treatment for cancer patiants
    contat no 9849002848

    Pl send details in hyderabad

  9. ankit

    We deal with simarouba glauca seeds with 80% germination gaurantee and
    We are supplier of all forestry seeds too since 25years
    Freely you can contact me 08280111363

  10. keerthana

    We have planned to plant these trees in our locality.whom shld we contact for that?can i receive a pamplet about this tree so that it will be useful

  11. achunni

    for laxmi taru leaves,seeds and saplings contact sri achunni ,kumaranallur ,near edappal ,palakkad dist 679552
    ph 9495249341


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