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Scientific name of Beech wood: Gmelina arboria
Name of Beech wood in different languages:-
English: Gmelina, Goomar teak, Kashmir tree, Malay beechwood, White teak, Vemane
Sanscrit: गम्भारी gambhari, सिन्धुवेषणम् sindhuveshanam, सिन्धुपर्णी sindhuparni, स्तूलत्वचा stulatvach
Hindi: gamhar, khamara, khumbhari, sewan
Malayalam: Kumbil കുമ്പിൾ
Beechwood - Gamhar is a fast growing deciduous tree occurring in the altitude up to 1500 m. It grows up to 30 m. tall, Bark is gray in color and wood is creamy. Flowering is February to April, flowers are big, yellow petals brown outside and born in clusters at the end of branches, trumpet-shaped, 3 to 4 cm long, after shedding leaves fruits starts to grow from May onwards up to June.
Useful plant parts:
Heartwood, root skin, flower, leaf.
Ued in the treatments of snakebite and scorpion sting, promotes the growth of hairs, Vata disorders, thirst, vaginal discharge, anemia, leprosy, and ulcers. Flowers are useful in leprosy and blood diseases. The root and bark are useful to improve appetite, hallucination, piles, and abdominal pains, burning sensations, fevers and Tridosha. Leaf paste is applied to relieve the headache
Lignans, Arboreol or Gmelanone
How to prepare medicines:
For the snakebite treatment, a decoction of the root and bark is given internally.