Gmelina arborea Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
gmelina Malay bush-beech

Gmelina arborea, locally known as Gamhar, is a fast-growing deciduous tree, occurring naturally throughout greater part of India at altitudes up to 1,500 meters. It also occurs naturally in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and in southern provinces of China, and has been planted extensively in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Malaysia, and on experimental basis in other countries as well. It is also planted in gardens and avenues.

Gmelina arborea

Medical use

Economic importance of Gmelina arborea

Environmental ornamental shade/shelter
Materials fiber wod
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Yunnan

Biological activities

AntiHIV
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Anticarcinomic
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Antifeedant
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Antiflu
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Antiinflammatory
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Antitumor
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Antiviral
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Aphidifuge
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Cytotoxic
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Hypolipemic
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Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
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Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
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Chemicals detected

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Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]