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Teak is a large deciduous tree. It grows up to a height of 30 metres tall in height in favourable conditions with an open crown that has many small branches. The bole, which can be unbranched for up to 15 metres, is up to 1 metre in diameter and is of reaching over ten buttressed and may be fluted. In seasonal climates, the tree is deciduous, whilst trees grown in non-seasonal climates are semi-deciduous. This plant belongs to verbenaceae family.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Season to grow
- 13 Soil type required
- 14 Ecosystem/Climate
- 15 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 16 Photo Gallery
- 17 References
- 18 External Links
Naphthoquinones, anthraquinones and isoprenoid quinones are abundant metabolites in teak. In addition to these, teak contains several other phytochemicals such as triterpenoids, steroids, lignans, fatty esters and phenolic compounds.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A plant of the tropics, where it is found at elevations from sea level to 1,200 metres. It is able to survive and grow under a wide range of climatic and edaphic conditions, but grows best in a warm, moist, tropical climate with a significant difference between dry and wet seasons.
Season to grow
Planting time for teak is soon after the arrival of the monsoon showers or in the beginning of the rainy season.
Soil type required
Teak grows well on moist sites. To produce high quality timber trees, the site should be subjected to a dry period of 3-5 months duration.