Kannada: Hippegida, Halippe, Hippe, Hippenara, Madhuka, Ippa, Eppimara
Malayalam: Irippa, Ilippa, Iluppa, Eluppa
Tamil: Katiluppai, Kattu Iluppai, Iluppi
Telugu: lppa Puvvu
Mahua longifolia is an Indian tropical tree found largely in the central and north Indian plains and forests. It is commonly known as mahua, mahwa or Iluppai. It is a fast-growing tree that grows to approximately 20 meters in height, possesses evergreen or semi-evergreen foliage, and belongs to the family Sapotaceae.
- The bark decoction is given for managing diabetes.
- For improving breast milk, the flowers of tree are useful.
- The roots are ground and applied on ulcers.
- Mahua flowers are very nutritive and taken as a general tonic.