3 Top Benefits of Vijaysar Tree | Pterocarpus Marsupium | Kino Tree | Vengai Tee

Vijaysar tree has amazing health benefits and medicinal uses. I spent the last weekend trekking in our local forest looking for herbs and medicinal trees, it was exhausting but I couldn’t have been more happier! When we started the trek I had only one request for our guide, it was to show me vijaysar tree without fail.

Vijaysar Tree:

Vijaysar tree is called Indian kino tree, vengai tree in Tamil, Bijasal in Hindi, Honne in Kannada and it has wonderful medicinal properties. It’s botanical name is Pterocarpus Marsupium. It is very very popular for it’s use in treating diabetes. After trekking for hours, I was quite happy as I could find lot of the herbs that I was looking for but still we couldn’t find the vijaysar tree.

The guide kept assuring me that there were quite a few vijaysar trees in the forest and I was sure to find one before we leave. All of us were exhausted and were ready to leave, I was quite disappointed. While returning the guide took us in a new path so we could see few more birds or herbs.

There in one side of the path was a beautiful, magnificent tree with beautiful yellow flowers and it was breathtaking to see it. I exclaimed how beautiful the tree was and the guide who was busy taking us in the proper direction looked up and exclaimed that it was the vijaysar tree! It was so exciting to watch the resin flowing down from the tree and I happily took a few pictures.

Vijaysar Health Benefits:

1. Vijaysar Wood Tumbler for Diabetes:

Vijaysar has been used for diabetics for thousands of years. Our ancestors had a unique way of using vijaysar tree for treating diabetics and it is by far the coolest treatment I have heard off. They made tumblers out of the vijaysar wood and patients were made to drink from this tumblers.

When the vijaysar wood is soaked in water for a few hours, it will release all it’s essence in the water. This medicated water has been proven through research that it reduced blood sugar levels significantly. You can easily buy the vijaysar tumblers online and the water that is poured into the tumblers will take on a reddish brown color but it has a neutral taste.

The tumblers are supposed to last for 45 days and then you need to buy a new one. If you are a diabetic patient who is already taking medications for it, you should check your blood sugar levels often as vijaysar reduces blood sugar levels significantly.

2. Vijaysar For Joint Pains:

Drinking vijaysar infusion also treats joint pains however it’s effect on joint pains has not been proven scientifically.

3. Vijaysar For babies:

In many villages of Tamil Nadu, vijaysar resin is used as a bindi for babies. I used to use only this resin for my son when he was a baby, I have given the method for using it below. Almost all the homes will have the resin, this resin will not cause any allergies and will have a pleasant smell. I love love this resin and would recommend to anyone who have young babies at home. You can easily purchase this resin in country medical shops.

How To Use Vijaysar Resin:

1. Vengai pal or vijaysar resin is usually collected in coconut shells and it hardens into a thick paste.

2. To use, take little boiled water and add a few drops on the resin and start rubbing.

3. You have to rub for a few seconds to get a thick paste. Apply a round dot on the babies forehead, it will dry fast. The best thing about vengai pottu is it can be washed of easily too..


  • Even babies with the most sensitive skin will not develop an allergy using vijaysar resin.
  • This resin lasts forever, after using let it dry and store in the coconut shell itself.



  1. raveena kannan
    May 13, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    Wonderful post..I am using this resin to my 7 months old daughter:)

    • Cute Cute
      April 8, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      I am from telanganaPlease help me to get the vijaysar resin because at our place we are unable to get

  2. Raghav
    September 4, 2015 / 8:50 am

    Good one…can you post some pics of that tree ? i mean how to identify that tree ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 8, 2015 / 5:56 am

      Hi, the tree will have beautiful yellow flowers like in the first picture and will have black resin flowing from the bark…

  3. lata
    December 16, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    Trekking in the local forest…looking for medicinal plants and trees…the place you live sounds heavenly…next topic should be… description of your place with pictures and which forest is it…I will leave bangalore and shift there😊🏡

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 25, 2015 / 12:20 am

      Good idea :)I should do it some time…..

  4. sanjay bakre
    December 20, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    I want vijaysar powder,how can i get it and at what price.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 25, 2015 / 2:43 am

      You can try for vijaysar powder in country medical shops (shops that sell pooja items and herbs), I am not sure about the price of vijaysar powder…

    • mohinder singh Sidhu
      April 6, 2016 / 5:36 am

      Can the price of Vijasar tumbler be got for order

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 27, 2016 / 2:45 pm

      I looked up the price online and one vijaysar tumbler is sold for about 399 in ebay…

    • Basant Dhiman
      February 5, 2017 / 12:05 pm

      i know vijaysar tree 60 rs tolaa

    • Basant Dhiman
      February 5, 2017 / 12:06 pm

      i know vijaysar tree 60 rs tolaa

  5. vijaysar tumbler
    May 25, 2016 / 6:39 am

    Vijaysar tumbler is wooden glass that made from famous medicinal plant vijaysar, it is very useful for control diabetes for ancient times.

  6. vijaysar tumbler
    June 2, 2016 / 6:17 am

    Vijaysar tumbler is made from kino tree, whose bark is very useful for diabetes. Some water is kept in the wooden glass overnight and is consumed early morning by diabetes patients. it helps to control blood sugar, overweight, high bp, joint pains.

  7. Sunil Gavaskar
    June 6, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    vijaysar.net where you can get wooden blocks also. What is Vengai tree, is that Vengai Maram. Can you post the more photos. Thanks

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 8, 2016 / 2:50 am

      The picture on top is vengai tree. If I have more photos I will post it in the blog…

  8. Dhulev
    June 20, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Excellent piece of information

  9. vishwanath sriram
    July 2, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    Thanks Ramya for the valuable research and guidance for diabetics.I got one tumbler on ebay as you had mentioned.it looks like any other wood but on pouring water in it I was amazed at the color change immediately,next morning I had the taste and was very bland and queer,but any nedecinal effect is not sugary taste Hi!

  10. vishwanath sriram
    July 2, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    Kindly tell me the shops where the powder is available.Dubba chetty shops are not aware of it.Im in chennai Alwarpet near the temples.

  11. Amar Gupta
    November 6, 2016 / 6:53 am

    Please provide link of the website, if it is available on sale online.

  12. Simmi Shekhawat
    November 29, 2016 / 8:58 am

    Your Article regarding Vijaysar is really wonderful. The knowledge about Vijaysar you provided is really very useful.

  13. Pooja
    December 4, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    Hi,How to make resin to apply bindi for babies?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 10, 2016 / 4:36 am

      You can use the resin got from the vijaysar tree directly like mentioned in the post….

  14. Anonymous
    March 6, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    HiWhere can we get vijaysar tree resin??

  15. Chandrakanth ss
    May 31, 2017 / 11:00 am

    Why such a big fuzz about a common wood! !!!! It is available as HONNE wood in any saw mill. Get a piece when they saw it for free of cost.

  16. Anonymous
    July 11, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    hi: how can i subscribe to your website so i can get your articles regularly. i find your information very valueable. thanks, re

  17. M.Kalpana
    November 4, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    Hi ,Can you post me that resin if there is a need as we don’t get it in Chennai nowadays.

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