Gmelina Arborea Tree 5-10 Seeds, Medicinal Gambhari Gamhar Snapdragon, White Teak

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$2.25 

Gmelina Arborea
Also known as: Gambhari, Gamhar, Snapdragon, White Teak

Here is a fast growing deciduous tree native from Pakistan south to Sri Lanka and east to Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and southern China.
The tree attains moderate to large heights of up to 30 m, with a girth of 1.2 to 4 m, and produces a wide spreading shady canopy. Often planted as an ornamental, avenue and shade tree in urban areas. It is also used in coffee and cocoa plantations to protect the young crop and to suppress noxious grasses. It is useful as a firebreak because it suppresses undergrowth and its leaves decay rapidly. It is often planted as a windbreak and hedge.

The tree is harvested for food, medicine and source of materials. The wood is of very good quality, it is used locally and also frequently traded because of its excellent woodworking properties. The root, fruit, flowers, and leaves have great medicinal value therefore traditionally it was wide in use as anthelmintic, antimicrobial, anti-diabetic, anti-aging, analgesic, diuretic, hepato-protective and anti-epileptic agent. The fruit and flowers are edible to humans and the leaves are considered good for cattle (crude protein – 11.9%). The flowers produce abundant nectar, from which a high quality honey is produced.

It grows on different localities and is suitable for light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, but prefers well drained moist fertile soil. It is drought tolerant but it can reduce it to a shrubby form. It is a hardy plant and can be grown in both tropical and subtropical conditions, and it has a good capacity to recover from frost injury. USDA zone 9+

One stone is collected from each fruit, and each stone generally contains 1–2 seeds.

This offer is for 5 stones (5-10 seeds).

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