Jabon wood is also known as jabun, kelampayan, worotua, and empayang. Jabon tree is known as fast-growing plant. The jabon tree has round and orange flowers with distinctive aroma. Because of its distinctive aroma, the flowers are often used to make perfumes.
Jabon wood is usually used for making furniture and raw material for the paper industry. The tree usually grows in Southeast Asia and South Asia. In English it is called burnflower. Jabon trees consist of two types, white jabon trees and red jabon trees. In terms of quality, red jabon wood is superior to white jabon. In addition to the wood, some parts of the jabon tree are also used for several purposes.
Jabon wood has many benefits, besides being used for furniture making. Here are some uses of Jabon wood:
Used for plywood making materials
Used for building construction
Can be used for paper raw materials
Processed into wooden boards
It is used as a material for making shoes
Used for making crates or boxes
Used for making canoes
Can be used for making matchsticks
It’s not just the logs that have many uses. Some parts of the jabon tree have benefits that still not widely known.
Jabon plant leaves can be used as animal feed. In addition, jabon leaf extract can be processed into silver nanoparticles. Where the processed products can be used to strengthen the surface of a type of metal. Not only that, Jabon leaves also contain antimicrobials which are commonly used as mouthwash to remove bacteria in the mouth.
In addition to the trunk and leaves, the roots of the Jabon tree can also be used. The bark from the roots of the Jabon tree can be used as a natural dye. For the flower part, it is usually used as the main ingredient for making attar, which is a typical perfume from India. This type of perfume is made by combining Jabon flowers with sandalwood plants.