105. Styphnolobium japonicum – Japanese Pagoda Tree
Scientific Name: Styphnolobium japonicum
The Japanese pagoda tree is one of the fifty fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s traditional use is for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Some of the proteins from the tree are used to monitor cell function after kidney transplants. The Chinese word for this tree translates to “wood-demon,” because of the belief that it draws demons to it. Therefore, it is never sued in any Chinese home-building.
Specific Tree Info:
DBH: 5.9 inches