Tectona grandis Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Bankok teak Indian-oak teak
Tectona grandis

Medical use

Economic importance of Tectona grandis

Environmental ornamental
Materials wod
Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Western Indian Ocean: Reunion
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java, Kalimantan, Moluccas, Sumatra; Malaysia - Malacca , Sabah; Philippines - Basilan, Luzon, Mindanao, Negros, Sulu Archipelago
  • PACIFIC
    Native
    • Northwestern Pacific: Guam
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji

Biological activities

Anthelmintic
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
AntiHIV
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Antibacterial
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Anticancer
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Antiedemic
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Antifeedant
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Antiflu
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Antiinflammatory
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Antileukemic
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Antimalarial
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Antiplasmodial
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Antitumor
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Antiviral
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Aphidifuge
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Apoptotic
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Hypolipemic
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Phospholipase-A2-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Stem Bark
Betulinic-acid found in Root (290 ppm);found in Stem Bark ;found in Wood (10000 ppm)
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Stem Bark

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Betulin Stem Bark
Betulinic-acid Root 290
Stem Bark
Wood 10,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]