Tectona grandis L.f.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 101

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scientific name

Tectona grandis L.f.
status

 

Tectona grandis L.f. 

Names.

Myanmar: kyun, kyun-pin, mai-sak (Kachin), pahi (Kayin), klor (Chin), mai-sa-lan (Shan). English: teak.

Range.

Asia: India and Myanmar to Java, occasional on other islands. Species grows naturally throughout Myanmar below 915 m altitude.

Uses.

Bark: Used as an astringent. Water from soaking the bark overnight is given for white vaginal discharge. Liquid from soaking bark powder in warm water is ingested for chronic diarrhea. A paste made from ground bark is applied topically to relieve bloating and edema related to gall bladder problems. A second paste, made from ground bark powder mixed with cashew nut oil, is also applied topically to relieve inflammation. A third paste, made from the ground bark, ground charcoal, and rice cooking water, is applied repeatedly to treat herpes. Bark, Wood, Fruit: Components of medicines used to reduce phlegm, cure gonorrhea, treat leprosy, alleviate bloating, and stop hemorrhaging. Wood: Pul-verized and used on swellings. Fruit: A paste, made by grinding the fruit with cooking oil, is used to alleviate itching and rashes. A second paste, made by grinding the fruit with rice washing water, is applied topically to clear clogged milk glands. Finely crushed fruit is cooked, applied as a poultice over the navel, and bound there with a cloth to treat urinary problems. Oil of fruit is used as a remedy for skin diseases. Root: Used to treat urinary discharges.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Medicinal uses of this species in Indo-China, the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, and the Philippines (where introduced) are discussed in Perry (1980).

References.

Nordal (1963), Agricultural Corporation (1980), Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Tectona