Gambhari Scientific Name

Gmelina arborea

Gambhari Other Names

English: Beech Wood, Gmelina, Kashmir tree, Malay Beechwood, White teak, Yemane
Hindi: Gambhara
Sanskrit: Kashmarya

What is Gambhari?

Gambhari is a Himalayan tree known for the medicinal properties of its roots. Roots of Gambhari is one of the 10 most medicinal roots called Dashamoola in Ayurveda. Additionally, the fruits and leaves of this tree are also found to have therapeutic properties. Gambhari is used for its anthelmintic, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, anti-aging, hepato-protective, and anti-epileptic properties. The fruits are found to promote intelligence and boost brain functions. It is also used as a Galactagogue (promotes milk secretion in lactating mothers).

Common forms of Gambhari

Root, Fruit, Flower, Leaves

Gambhari is commonly used for:

  • Pain relief in inflammation
  • Improving digestion
  • Managing blood pressure
  • Boosting intelligence and improving brain functions
  • Anti-aging effect
  • Preventing hemorrhages
  • As a Galactagogue (improves milk secretion in lactating mothers)

Gambhari Dosage

Fruit powder: 1-3gm daily or as prescribed
Decoction of root/bark: 50-100ml daily or as prescribed

Gambhari Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not known.
Children: Not known.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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