Pongamia glabra: constituents & uses uri icon


  • The literature on karanja is evaluated critically. As with any other material, there is still a vastarea of research remaining uncovered but the presentinformation does point out areas where seeds andoil available in a large amount in the country can be utilized. To mention some of the uses, the use of karanjin as a nitrification inhibitor and karanja oil as a synergist-cum-solvent for chlorinated msecti¬≠ cides might consume considerable amounts of these materials. Similarly, karanja cake meal can beprocessed and used as a cheap cattle feed. Theoil is already finding considerable use in soap making.Besides, it is a potential source of fatty acids

publication date

  • 1976

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