Vijay Saal is only found in Nepal, India and Sri Lanka. The scientific name is Pterocarpus marsuplum and it is also called Kino tree or Malabar Kino. It is found in large quantities in the plains of sandy soils, mainly at the edge of Chure range in the flat land. It has a natural distribution from Kanchanpur in far western Nepal to Kapilbastu in western Nepal. Its presence is slightly higher in Kanchanpur district than other districts. It has been found in large quantities Bhimdatta Municipality Ward No. 1 and 9, Daiji VDC Ward no. 4, Krishnapur VDC etc.
Vijay Saal is a versatile plant. Its main use is to cure diabetes. It is used for gastric and stomach problems, indigestion, body and joint pains, anemia. It is also used to make Vijay Saal wooden cups, teak etc., which are being sold at good prices. This species is endangered due to excessive use of grass, open grazing, fire, excessive use of firewood and low seed vigor. The Government of Nepal has classified this species as a protected plant. Due to its endangered status, the IUCN has also placed it in the vulnerable category.
Price: Rs. 800- glass and Rs. 900 for Amkhora