Project Profile

  • Mahua is the Halbi name of the tree as well as the flower of Madhuca indica. The Mahuwa tree is medium sized to large deciduous tree, usually with a short bole and a large rounded crown. It is found in mixed deciduous forest, usually of a somewhat dried type often growing on rocky and sandy soil.
  • Madhuca. indica, Madhuca. longifolia are valued for their Seeds which yield a fatty oil known as Mahuwa Butter /Mahuwa fat. This is also known as Illipi Butter which caused some confusion as the internationally traded and highly valued confectionery fat, derived from Shorea stenopiter is also known as Illipi.
  • The Corollas of Mahuwa Flowers commonly called as Mahuwa Flower are edible and form an article of diet of tribals. They are used either raw or cooked and for making of syrups for Medicinal use. They are also used widely for production of country liquor.
  • Historically Mauhwa has been the single largest indigenous source of natural hard fat in the soap manufacturing while it also finds use as such and in refined form for edible purposes.
  • Mahuwa oil has emollient properties and is used in skin disease. Rheumatism and headche. It is also a laxative and considered useful in habitual constipation, piles and haemorrhoids and as an emetic.
  • As per an estimate of KVIC the total potentiality of Mahuwa Seed is about 5 lakhs tonnes. The highest Mahuwa Seed producing states are U.P., Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Orissa. It is common through out Central India, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and in the drier type of sal forest in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Biochemistry of Madhuca Indica
  • Madhuca species
  • Mahua
  • Mahuwa
  • Electronic Plant Information Center
  • Genus Madhuca
  • Species
  • Oil Seeds Grading and Marking Rules

Growth and Cultivation

  • Mahua Plantation
  • Field Method Manual
  • Productivity of Mahua flower and seed
  • Growth and Flowering
  • Propagation and Management


  • Madhuca indica Collection
  • Small Scale Oil Seed Processing
  • Stories from PACS Villages
  • Processing and utilization of perennial vegetation in the arid-zone of India
  • Agricultural Aspects
  • Illipe nut


  • Illipe Butter - Natural
  • Illipe Nuts Beauty Products
  • Whipped Body Butter
  • Illipe butter
  • Illipe tree butter
  • Conditioners
  • Soaps
  • Skin care products
  • Sandal-Turmeric Soap


  • Agroforests
  • Sustainable Harvest of Non-timber Plant Resources
  • Damar Forest
  • Technology Mission On Oil Seeds
  • The Story of Biodiesel

Market And Price

  • Current Market Price
  • Mandi Profile
  • Madhuca Indica Price
  • Enhanced income from mahua
  • Evaluating the Marketing Opportunities
  • Estimated Cost
  • Cost of Plantation
  • Illipe - The Uncertain Crop
Company Profile
  • Bio-Syn Herbs India Pvt. Ltd
  • M.S.S Asan Exports
  • Omshakthi Exports
  • Sennamaster
  • Rakesh Sandal Industry


  • Expeller Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Flaking Mill
  • Oil Refinery Equipment Suppliers
  • Roller Mill Companies
  • Equipment Supplier


  • Biogas Manure
  • Toxicity Studies for Mahua
  • Jarchem launches butter and oil ingredients
  • Annual Report
  • Alternative edible oil from mahua seeds
  • Reports and Pictures
  • Malabar Coast moist forests
  • Forest under Ranpur Forest Protection Committee
  • Bidar Forests
  • Country Report


  • Use of Mahua Oil (Madhuca indica) as a Diesel Fuel Extender
  • Mahua Raisin a sweet success for Bharia women
  • Eczema & Acne Treatment
  • Illipe Butter
  • Indian Butter Tree
  • Laundry Soap
  • Mowrah Butter
  • BioFuel

Suppliers And Buyers

  • AayurMed Biotech Ltd
  • A-Indian Neem Tree Co.- Buyers
  • Buyers
  • Exporter
  • Floaral Seed Company
  • Supplier
  • S.S Herbals


  • Madhuca indica
  • Madhuca indica) fruits