Sterculia urens: Traditionally important medicinal tree
Author(s): Rakhi Shukla and Santosh Kumar Agnihotri
Abstract: Non Timber Forest Produces (NTFPs) are essential needs and income generation opportunities for forest tribal communities. Many multipurpose tree species take advantage of the wide range of possibilities from just one species. Sterculia urens is one of the important NTFP species that has innumerable uses. The gum exudate of this tree is of great market value. This review is intended to highlight the importance of S. urens to the tribal peoples of India. S. urens can be a very important species for tribal communities to provide food, medicine and employment for their sustainable livelihood development.