Botanical Name: Tectona grandis
Genus: Tectona L. f
Species: Tectona grandis L. f
Common Name: Teak
Tamil Name: தேக்கு மரம் / Theakku Maram
English Name: Burmese Teak
Malayalam Name: തേക്ക്
Hindi Name: टीक / Swagon
Telugu Name: టేకు
Bengali Name: Segun, Seguna-সেগুন
Gujarati Name: Sāga-સાગ
Kannada Name: Sāguvāni-ಸಾಗುವಾನಿ, Tēga-ತೇಗ
Marathi Name: Sag-साग, Sagwan-सागवान, Saya-साय, Sayawan-सायवान
Nepali Name: Saguan, Teak
Punjabi Name: Ṭīka-ਟੀਕ
Sanskrit Name: Gandhasara, Śāka-साक, Shak-शाक, Shreshthakashtha
Urdu Name: ساگوان
Tectona Grandish, a family of Lamiaceae, is a hardwood tree that grows in tropical forests. They are commonly called teak, sometimes called “Burmese TeakÂ”. Teak trees are native to South and Southeast Asia and are traditionally grown in India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma, and Thailand. But many countries in Africa and the Caribbean naturally grow it for economic purposes. Tectona grandis is a large deciduous tree that can be found in mixed hardwood forests. The flowers are white and well-fragrant and the leaves are as heavy as paper.
Grinding of teak tree leaves or its bark gives off an exotic aroma. Teak wood has a particularly long life, meaning it can last up to several years. In addition, it is rated for water resistance. Burma accounts for one-third of the world’s total teak production. Although teak is easily employed, silica in its wood can cause severe blisters on edged tools. Teak is often an excellent material for interior and exterior furniture construction. It is used mostly in building construction as it is resistant to climate attacks. It is extensively cultivated by the Forest Department in the forests of various states.
- Teak wood is used in boat building, furniture carving, and other small woodworking.
- The mature teak, which lasts for many years and eventually gets a good price due to its various properties.
- Teak’s high oil content makes it ideal for high tensile strength and tight furniture applications.
- Teakwood boards are used to cut interior floor countertops and veneer for interior decorations.
- It is used for various building works and other weather-resistant construction.
- The frames placed on the doors and windows of older homes are of teak wood.
- In India, teak wood is widely used to create house columns and beams.
- Teak leaves, which are naturally cooling, act as an anti-inflammatory agent to reduce skin inflammation.
- Its leaves are the solution to problems such as skin itching.
- Teak leaves are made into a paste and used to treat and heal wounds.
- Teak tree pads are used to treat leucoderma.
- Numerous studies have proven that teak leaf extract can deal with anemia.
- It treats burns, persistent skin rashes, and cutaneous conditions with localized loss of skin pigmentation.
- The oil from teak flowers promotes hair growth and stimulates healthy hair growth.
- In addition, teak seeds are used in the Indian medical system for hair tonic.
- Teak leaves can be used to treat hemoptysis.
- Teak is used to treat gastrointestinal disorders such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and piles.
There are no side effects in using this product, and you can consider the medical advice for the usage of this product during pregnancy.
Plant type: Tree
Life Type: Evergreen tropical tree
Height: 40-50 m
Trunk diameter: 150-200 cm
Leaf Color: Dark Green
Leaves shape: Obovate or elliptic
Leaf size: 15-45 cm
Flower Shape: Bell shape
Flowering Season: June to september
Fruit shape: round
Fruit size: 1.2-1.8 cm
fruit color: Pale green to brown
Seeds: Each fruits contain 1 to 4 seeds
Aroma: Leathery odor during cutting, Mild
Taste: Sweet, Astringent, acrid
Fruiting season: November to January
Plant part used: heart wood, root, flowers, bark and seeds
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods
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