Pterocarpus angolensis is a kind of teak wood native to southern African, known by various titles such as Kiaat, Mukwa, and Muninga. It is also called the Bloodwood shrub, so named for the tree’s amazing black red colored sap. A sliced trunk or or a broken division of the shrub starts leaking deep red liquid, almost like a cut division of an animal. The difficult, reddish-brown sap closes the injure to promote healing.
The red sap is used typically as a dye and in some areas combined with animal fat to make a cosmetic for encounters and bodies. It is also believed to have wonderful qualities for the dealing with of issues concerning blood vessels, obviously because of its close similarity to blood vessels. The shrub is also used for the treatment many health conditions such as ringworm, stabbing pains, eye issues, malaria, blackwater high temperature, nausea and to increase the supply of breast dairy.
The wood makes high-quality furniture, as it can be easily designed, glue and fasteners well and takes a fine polish. It reduces very little when dehydrating from the green condition, and this great quality, together with its great strength, creates it particularly suitable for boat building, canoes and bathroom floors.
Because of its great value to the indians of the central and southern African, these plants are being collected at an not sustainable rate leading to its decrease in recent decades.
The Bloodwood shrub develops 12 to 18 metres high, has dark-brown rough bark, a beautiful umbrella-shaped spreading crown and holds yellow blossoms.
Source : Wikipedia