Gmelina Arborea, Gamhar - 0.5 Kg Seeds
Common name: Shivani
Color: Bark light grey
Bloom time: summer
Height: 30 m
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Gamhar is a tree that can grow to 30 m high, with smooth, whitish to greyish reddish-brown bark and a straight trunk. Its leaves are 8 to 20 cm long, 4.5 to 15 cm wide, and covered with star-shaped hairs. Two large glands are paired at the base of each leaf. The outer surface of the calyx (sepals) is scattered with flat, round glands
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 20-28 deg. C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Gamhar produces high-quality wood, which is harvested for the manufacture of furniture and musical instruments.
- It is also used as structural timber, for instance in mines and ship building, as well as joinery, and to make plywood, matches, agricultural implements and even artificial limbs.
- The wood also produces good quality pulp used in the manufacture of cardboard and various grades of paper.
- Gmelina arborea has a wide range of local medicinal uses.
- The juice of young leaves has been used to treat gonorrhoea and as a cough medicine.
- The leaf juice has also been used externally to treat ulcers.
Gamhar thrives in full sunlight, although it can tolerate some shade. It is moderately frost-hardy, and can recover quickly from frost injuries. It grows best in fertile, well-drained soils,
:for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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