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Beech wood

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

Plant description:

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.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Heart Shaped Margin-Undulate Venation-Reticulate
 Cordate-heartshaped  Margin_Undulate-widely-waved  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Heartwood, root skin, flower, leaf.

Medicinal uses:

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

Chemical content:

Lignans, Arboreol or Gmelanone

Medicinal Properties:

Antifungal

How to prepare medicines:

For the snakebite treatment, a decoction of the root and bark is given internally.

Beech wood is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Kumkumadi Tailam

Maha Vishagarbha Tailam

Maharajaprasarini Thailam

Mushikadi Taila

Prabhanjana Vimardanam Thailam

Surasadi Thailam

Brihat Dashamoola Tailam

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