Erakina

Teak – Erakina

Published Date : May 26, 2022

Introduction

Teak is a type of tree which is grown in the region of Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Africa. Most famous wood is of teak tree which is yellowish brown in colour.

History

History of teak trees is quite interesting. In the start, it was majorly grown in Burma and it travelled to many countries during the invasion. In India, teak trees can be found in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha, Rajasthan, etc.

Teak

Characteristics

  • As we all know, teak wood is grown in southeast Asia.
  • Teak wood texture is yellowish brown in colour.
  • A Teak tree takes about 25 years to turn into a matured tree.
  • Teak is a species of hardwoods.
  • Interesting characteristics about wood is that it has natural oil as it is natural protection for insects.
  • It is mainly used for manufacturing of outdoor furniture. 
  • It is said that trees whose age is about 40 to 50 years of age provide the best wood.
  • Teak wood belongs to the Lamiaceae family.
  • It is the most expensive type of wood in the whole world.
  • Teak wood is the most expensive type of wood in the whole world.
  • It has the best water resistant property, this is the reason that this type of wood is mostly found in spas and swimming pools.
  • Teak wood is heavy as compared to other types of wood.
  • Teak wood is also used to make wooden cutlery like spoons, forks etc.

 Uses

  • Teak wood can be used for outdoor and indoor furniture like table, chair, bed etc.
  • It can also be used for building boats as teak wood has the property of water proof wood.
  • Teak can be used in spas, beauty parlours, and swimming pools where the water is mostly used.

Teak

Advantages

 

  • Teak can also be used for medical purposes which is quite interesting.
  • Teak leaves are used for dish soap and liquids.
  • Teak can be useful in destroying worms in the sand as it contains natural oil.
  • Teak fruit can help us to kill the worms which can be inside our stomach. It can be dangerous for some people.
  • The leaves are mostly used for medicines for skin disease and itching of skin.
  • Consuming teak in oil form or medicine form can help in the proper excretion of urine.
  • Teak leaves can also be used for getting the wounds.
  • Natural oil of teak can be very useful for hair growth.
  • Herbal tonic can also be extracted from the teak leaves.
  • Teak leaves are added to some cough syrups as leaves have medical benefits in them.
  • Teak leaves are also very useful for constipation problems like piles.
  • Oil extracted from teak can be applied on the forehead so that the headache can be decreased.

Disadvantages

  • Teak wood is very expensive as compared to other types of wood.
  • It costs lot of maintenance which is not helpful in the long run.
  • The tree needs proper care which can be difficult on a regular basis.
  • Teak trees can only be found in some dense forest, it can be found in all areas.

Substitution for wood

Cutting of wood should be decreased. We can use bamboo sticks which is actually a grass which doesn’t need a proper cutting of the plant but it gives the same advantages as wood. Stainless steel can also be used in the substitute of wood. Many products are there in this universe which can be substituted for wood. By cutting the trees we are making our own planet not able to live in it. Government should also consider this and decrease the cutting of trees.

Advantages

  • Teak can also be used for medical purposes which is quite interesting.
  • Teak leaves are used for dish soap and liquids.
  • Teak can be useful in destroying worms in the sand as it contains natural oil.
  • Teak fruit can help us to kill the worms which can be inside our stomach. It can be dangerous for some people.
  • The leaves are mostly used for medicines for skin disease and itching of skin.
  • Consuming teak in oil form or medicine form can help in the proper excretion of urine.
  • Teak leaves can also be used for getting the wounds.
  • Natural oil of teak can be very useful for hair growth.
  • Herbal tonic can also be extracted from the teak leaves.
  • Teak leaves are added to some cough syrups as leaves have medical benefits in them.
  • Teak leaves are also very useful for constipation problems like piles.
  • Oil extracted from teak can be applied on the forehead so that the headache can be decreased.

Disadvantages

  • Teak wood is very expensive as compared to other types of wood.
  • It costs lot of maintenance which is not helpful in the long run.
  • The tree needs proper care which can be difficult on a regular basis.
  • Teak trees can only be found in some dense forest, it can be found in all areas.

Substitution for wood

Cutting of wood should be decreased. We can use bamboo sticks which is actually a grass which doesn’t need a proper cutting of the plant but it gives the same advantages as wood. Stainless steel can also be used in the substitute of wood. Many products are there in this universe which can be substituted for wood. By cutting the trees we are making our own planet not able to live in it. Government should also consider this and decrease the cutting of trees.

Teak

Conclusion

The blog is about teak trees which mainly consist of trunk and leaves – introduction, history, characteristics, uses, advantages, and disadvantages.

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