Tree bean: A miracle vegetable of Arunachal Pradesh
Anil Kumar Jena, Pranamika Sharma, Rimi Deuri, Tara Bhuyan and Surya Prakash Singh
Tree bean, Parkia roxburghii, (G. Don) is a very important multipurpose tree species distributed in the north-eastern hill region of India. This bean have significant economic uses but are under severe neglect. It grows abundantly in the North Eastern region of India, especially in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland. It has significant economic values as vegetable, medicinal, Industrial and fire wood in this region. It is a fast growing, easier to grow and hardy in nature. It produces a crop even under adverse soil and climatic conditions. This tree is suitable for reclamation of abandoned Jhum lands and also as agro-forestry plantations. Right from flowers and tender pods to the mature seeds of this plant is edible and it is a good source of nutrients. It is a multipurpose tree species having variety of uses.
How to cite this article:
Anil Kumar Jena, Pranamika Sharma, Rimi Deuri, Tara Bhuyan, Surya Prakash Singh. Tree bean: A miracle vegetable of Arunachal Pradesh. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(10):541-543.