Tectona grandis Medicinal Uses

Tectona grandis L.f.

In this article we will discuss about the tectona grandis :- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.

Common name

  • English: Teak wood tree, Indian Oak
  • Tamil: Thaekku, Thanagaamaram
  • Hindi: Sagvaan
  • Kannada: Thega mara
  • Sanskrit: Shaka
  • Marathi: Sag, Sagwan
  • Telugu: Teku
  • Malayalam: Thekku

Scientific name

Name: Tectona grandis L.f.
Family: Lamiaceae (mint family)
Synonyms: Jatus grandis, Tectona theca, Theka grandis

Tectona grandis Medicinal Uses

  • Teak stem bark, butea monosperma and syzigium cumini is taken pounded it with water and taken twice in a day to cure gynecological diseases.
  • The wood is considered as laxative, a sedative for the uterus, good for piles, dysentery and leucoderma.
  • Flowers are used for bronchitis, nausea and urinary tract problems
  • The Leaves decoction used for cold, piles and dysentery.
  • A decoction of the fresh or deied leaves is used for menstrual problems and haemorrhage, as well as gargle for sore throats
  • A plaster made from the powdered wood is used internally to get rid of interstinal prasites, a paste made with water is used on swollen eyelids and also for acute dermatitis and other skin irritation.
  • Flowers and seeds are used as diuretic, while oils from seeds is used to stimulate hair growth and soothe irritated skin, etc.
  • Fresh seed extract is taken orally twise in a day to remove gynecological disorder.
  • Roots are used forurinary tract problems

Other Uses

  • Wood very hard, very valuable and great demand as for timber.
  • Leaves made into food plates
  • Wood very durable, resistant to fungi.

Teak Wood Tree Photos

tectona grandis

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