Physical-Chemical Characterization of Madhuca Indica Biodiesel
The oil was extracted from Madhuca indica crush using soxhelet extractor with N-hexane as the solvent.
"Mahua oil (Madhuca Indica seed oil) methyl ester as biodiesel-preparation and emission characterstics".
"An experimental investigation of performance, combustion and emission characteristics of Mahua (Madhuca Indica) oil methyl ester on four-stroke direct injection diesel engine".
The team points out that vast tonnages of seeds from the deciduous mahua (Madhuca indica
) and semi-deciduous sal (Shorea robusta) trees are simply left to waste on the forest floor.
For the purpose of this study four prominent central India states which account for maximum production and collection of Mahua, (Madhuca indica
Residents currently sell tree-borne oilseeds like karanja, kusum (Schleichera oleosa) and mahua (Madhuca indica
) to petty traders for cash needed to buy food grains, kerosene, salt, oil, chemical fertilizer and other goods not otherwise available in the villages.
Biodiesel production from mahua (Madhuca indica
) oil having high free fatty acids.
Shashikant Vilas Ghadge and Hifjur Raheman (2005) studied biodiesel production from mahua (Madhuca indica
) oil having high free fatty acids .
The Bharias also enjoy drinking a home-made liquor known as gapai made from Mahua (Madhuca indica
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the antihyperglycemic potential of Madhuca indica
leaves and Paederia foetida stems in oral glucose tolerance tests in glucose-loaded mice.
The fruits of Madhuca indica
are taken as a remedy by the Santals for debility and further considered to "purify blood".