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Teak tree

Scientific name of Teak tree: Tectona grandis

Name of Teak tree in different languages:-

English: Teak

Sanskrit: Sagoon

Hindi: Sagun सगुन

Tamil: தேக்கு Tekku

Malayalam: Thekku-തേക്ക്

Plant description:

Teak tree deciduous tree growing very large size up to 20 m tall, bark is grey, leaves are opposite, up to 60 cm long and 30 cm broad. The flowers found in clusters in branch ends, large numbers, white and about 6 mm across. The fruit is appearing in November to January, enclosed in the persistent calyx, about 15 mm across, spongy, Flowers appear in the monsoon, and fruit ripens in winter.

Useful plant parts:

Young shoot

Leaf Arrangement


 Margin_Entire Recticulate

Medicinal uses:

To treat anemia, skin itching, dysentery, headache, inflammatory swellings, burning sensation pain, biliousness and liver disorders.

Chemical contents:

Alkaloids, sugars, starch,  and tannins.

Teak tree is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like:


Elaneer Kuzhambu

Karpuradi Kuzhambu


Maha Vishagarbha Tailam

Mushikadi Taila

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