Scientific name: Fagus ferruginea

Common names: American Beech, Beech Tree, Beechnut Tree

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Chinese names:

Bangladesh names: dahar karanja

Arabic names:   الزان (azzaan)

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Family: Fabaceae

Approximate number of species known:

Common parts used: Bark, leaf


Annual/Perennial: Perennial

Height: 20 to 35 m

Actions: Antiseptic, astringent, tonic

Known Constituents:

Constituents Explained:


This tree has long been appreciated for its source of shade, but also for the nuts its produces that are pleasant tasting.  

Traditional Use:

The leaf and bark have been used as a general tonic, and to promote appetite(1).

Clinical Studies: