Albizia saman (Jacq.) F. Muell.
Inga saman (Jacq.) Willd.
Mimosa saman Jacq.
Pithecellobium saman (Jacq.) Benth.
Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Growth Habit: Tree
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Shishtuful, Rain tree.
Tribal Name: Kammorsung (Rakhaing).
English Name: Raintree.
A large evergreen tree. Leaflets obliquely rhomboid, ovate-oblong.Flowers heads pink. Pods oblong.Common in both marginal and slope of hill.
Leaf boil in water adding sugar and the extract put in direct sunlight for an hour. The extract taken one glass daily for three-four days in insomnia. Fruit infuse in water and use this water as shampoo (Rakhaing).
Very commonly planted throughout the country.
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