The paradise tree (Simarouba glauca) belongs to Simaroubaceae (the Picrasma family). It is a tree evergreen tree that is native to Central America and the Caribbean. This tree grows in moist or dry forest or thickets, and usually up to 15 m tall. The leaves are dark green above, oblong, and often notched or smooth at the apex. The leaves and bark are used in the treatment of malaria, fevers, and dysentery, to stop bleeding, and as a tonic. The flowers are yellow, and a source of honey. The fruits are ellipsoid drupe and ripen purple. The wood is generally insect resistant and is used in the material of quality furniture, toys, matches, as pulp.