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Teak Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Tectona Grandis
Hindi Name

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Teak Cures


Action of Teak

Nutrients in Teak

Nature of


Parts Used

Whole Plant, Heart Wood
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Teak is a tree.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 40 M.
Best used for Eczema.


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Materia Medica for Teak

Teak General

Teak is used medicinally in India from ages. The wood is Acrid, Cooling, Laxative and Sedative in nature. It is useful in the treatment of Piles, Leucoderma and Dysentery.
The flowers of the plant are acrid, bitter and dry. It is an effective cure for Bronchitis, Biliousness and Urinary Discharges.
The leaves are Diuretic, Depurative, Purgative, Stimulant, vermifuge and Antidysenteric. The leaves treat Anemia, Asthenia, Fever, Malaria, Schistosomiasis, Amoebiasis and Tuberculosis. The leaf extracts are effective against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. It treats bleeding of Larynx, Trachea, Bronchi or Lungs and Sore Throat.
The oil extracted from the flower of Teak promotes Hair growth. The oil is also useful in treating Scabies, Eczema, Ringworms and Inflammation.
The wood is good for Headache, Burning Sensation, Pain and Liver related problems.
The roots are useful in the treatment of Urinary problems.
The bark of Teak is Astringent. It treats Bronchitis.
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15 Dec 2015
use as wood. very expensive wood.
Pasan de zoysa
15 Dec 2015
good for making chairs ,tables etc .
23 Dec 2015
I am using burma teak wood as vegetable chopping board. Is it fine?
24 Dec 2015
Dear Pk Gupta

O really ?? You are using it is a vegetable chopping board right ?? Good, the wood is known to be a hard one, so I guess the board will last quite long....
And why are you asking, if it is fine? What harm can it possibly do ?
Anyways, was just interested to know.

Priyank patel ( India )
03 Mar 2018
Hello my name is priyank patel.. i have 250 teak trees and this trees give me lots of leaf... but i cant to use this leaf.... and i burn it... so i wqnt to use leaf for medicinal use.. If you have qny link pls send me... iwant to make oil

If younhqve qny idea than contqct me..
22 Feb 2020
we alsoooo want leaf .....
Ajay Nayak
01 Apr 2019
Contact me 9880550468
18 Jan 2020
Please can you let me know what I can do with the dry leaves that drop. The cause a lot of litter and I would prefer to maximise their benefit. Please contact 2340828308290. Nigeria. Thank you.
Sydney Smith ( Australia )
06 Mar 2018
Ignorance is bliss. Stay happy. Stay arrogant
Huda dokadia ( MAHARASHTRA )
08 Apr 2018
plz provide me with the data sheet of teak as for my project od cosmetic final year plz
Aneeshia ( India )
05 Jan 2020
We can use leaf for burn treatment .its very effective .all burn scars will go will get normal skin color
Alice ( Trinidad )
18 Mar 2020
Hi is teak bark good for your health or bad
20 Mar 2020
Hey Alice. The bark of Teak is Astringent in nature. Also it is used in the herbal treatment of Diabetes and Involuntary urination.
23 Mar 2020
hi can you assist how to use the bark or leaves am I suppose to draw it in water and drink
23 Mar 2020
Well Alice, Decoction of Teak bark, wood or leaves can be used for treating Gastrointestinal disorders as Dysentry,Constipation etc. Decoction can be made by heating or boiling in water. Oil from wood is used topically to relieve Headache. Hope this information helps you.
Sloan Peterson ( NY )
27 Sep 2020
You will get liver failure from teak wood. Do not take it.
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