Mahua (Madhuca longifolia) is a plant that belongs to the sapotaceae family and is noted for its sweet blossoms, which have a lot of ethnic importance among tribal people and are used to make a variety of fermented and non-fermented foods. Halwa, meethi puri, and barfi are examples of non-fermented products, but mahua daaru or mahuli is an example of fermented items. It is traditionally used as a medication for a variety of ailments, including headache, diarrhoea, skin, and eye disorders, due to its various phytochemical properties.
India is known as a rich trove of medicinal and aromatic plant species that have been used since antiquity. According to the World Health Organization, around 65 percent of the world's population uses medicinal plants for treatment. Mahua is a naturally occurring plant that has a variety of health benefits. Mahua flowers are used by tribal people to treat skin disorders, headaches, pitta, and bronchitis.
Mahua is an alcoholic beverage created from mahua tree blossoms and a favorite summer drink. This drink is mostly made from Bastar and sold under the Mahua brand name. Furthermore, the government plans to offer de-sowed tamarind and amla as sweets and jams
Global Beverage Market Future
During the 2015–2021 period, the world market for alcoholic drinks is expected to see moderate development. In the past several years, sustained sales in all divisions of products (spirits, wine, and beer) have contributed to the good expansion of the worldwide market. During the projection period, the alcoholic beverages market accounts for around 48% of the overall market share by 2020.
Growth patterns in packaged Mahua oil and increasing demand indicate that in the next 10-12 years Mahua Oil and its versions will develop and reach at least 20 times the size of the market today.