Blackboard Tree is a tropical tree native to India and surrounding countries.
It gets its name from the fact that its timber was traditionally used to make wooden slates for school children.
It can reach a height of over 130 feet, its flowers are very fragrant and found in the month of October. In Ayurveda, it is used as an astringent herb for treating skin disorders, malarial fever, dysentery, diarrhoea and for snake bites.
It is locally called the “”Devil Tree”” as all parts of the plant are harmful to humans and cattle.”