A FAST-GROWING TREE
This common tree is a native of India and is said to have been introduced into Antigua in the 1940’s. It is very fast growing and remains green nearly all year round except in drought conditions. This tree should be planted more in Antigua to prevent further desertification in certain areas. Other uses of this tree past and present are: Home remedies from the bark, oil from the seeds, an insecticide and to counter high blood pressure and diabetes.
Special thanks to the late Desmond Nicholson of the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda and Peter Duce for making this section of Antigua Nice Ltd possible!