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Kumbil/Kumizhu Gmelina arborea Verbenaceae
Kumbil/Kumizhu is a fast growing tree locally known as gamhar (beechwood, gmelina, goomar teak, Kashmir tree, Malay beechwood, white teak, yemane). This tree tree attains moderate to large height up to 30 m with girth of 1.2 to 4 a chlorophyll layer just under the outer bark, pale yellow white inside.
The root and bark of Gmelina arborea are claimed to be stomachic, galactagogue laxative and anthelmintic; improve appetite, useful in hallucination, piles, abdominal pains, burning sensations, fevers, 'tridosha' and urinary discharge. Leaf paste is applied to relieve headache and juice is used as wash for ulcers.
Flowers are sweet, cooling, bitter, acrid and astringent. They are useful in leprosy and blood diseases.
In Ayurveda, it has been observed that gamhar fruit is acrid, sour, bitter, sweet, cooling, diuretic tonic, aphrodisiac, alternative astringent to the bowels, promote growth of hairs, useful in 'vata', thirst, anaemia, leprosy, ulcers and vaginal discharge.
The plant is recommended in combination with other drugs for the treatment of snakebite and scorpion sting. In snakebite a decoction of the root and bark is given internally.
- Hindi- gamhar, khamara, khumbhari, sewan
- Kannada- kooli mara,Shivane mara, kumbuda, kumulu
- Malayalam- kumbil, kumbulu, kumilu, kumiska, pokki