Beech wood

The Scientific name of Beechwood: is Gmelina arboria

Name of Beechwood 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 at altitudes up to 1500 m. It grows up to 30 m. tall, The Bark is gray and the wood is creamy. Flowering is from 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 start to grow from May onwards up to June.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Heart Shaped Margin-Undulate Venation-Reticulate

Useful plant parts:

Heartwood, root skin, flower, leaf.

Medicinal uses:

Used 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.

Ayurveda Medicinal uses of Beechwood

BeechwoodBeechwood, known as “Bhurja” in Ayurveda, is recognized for its therapeutic properties:

1. Digestive Health: Beech wood is used to alleviate digestive disorders and promote healthy digestion.

2. Anti-inflammatory: It is employed to reduce inflammation in conditions like arthritis.

3. Respiratory Health: Beech wood is used to support respiratory function, aiding in conditions like cough and bronchitis.

4. Wound Healing: Its extracts are applied topically to promote wound healing.

5. Anti-Pyretic: It is traditionally used to lower fever.

6. Liver Support: Beech wood is believed to have benefits for liver health.

7. Anti-Microbial: It exhibits antimicrobial properties, aiding in preventing and managing infections.

8. Skin Disorders: Beech wood is applied topically for skin conditions due to its potential antifungal and antimicrobial properties.

Always consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare professional before using Beech wood or any other herbal remedy for specific health concerns.

Chemical contents:

Lignans, Arboreol or Gmelanone

Medicinal Properties:


How to prepare medicines:

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

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

Copy rights 2013-2024 Medicinal Plants India : All rights reserved.