Scientific name: Fagus ferruginea
Common names: American Beech, Beech Tree, Beechnut Tree
Bangladesh names: dahar karanja
Arabic names: الزان (azzaan)
Rain Forest names:
Approximate number of species known:
Common parts used: Bark, leaf
Height: 20 to 35 m
Actions: Antiseptic, astringent, tonic
This tree has long been appreciated for its source of shade, but also for the nuts its produces that are pleasant tasting.
The leaf and bark have been used as a general tonic, and to promote appetite(1).