Golden Malay Beam
A tropical species known for its easily processed wood, used for making medicinal sweet tea and for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties: recommended for those who like to take care of themselves.
Nome scientifico: Engelhardia roxburghiana
Nome comume: Golden Malay Beam
Native of Southeast Asia, it belongs to the Juglandaceae, like the walnut tree. It is categorized from an evergreen to a short deciduous tree. Due to its dense and wide crown, it can easily reach 35 meters in height. This species has a wide distribution and is highly variegated, but the leaves, flowers and nuts are quite distinctive. The leathery, evergreen leaves are glabrous, but covered with yellowish, hairy scales. The inflorescences consist of eight to ten male catkins, also tending to yellow. The winged fruits measure up to 2 inches wide and are propagated by wind and by insects.
The tree is harvested in the wild for local use of its wood. It belongs to a group of timbers known in the business as "Dungun Paya" and is sometimes traded.
It is one of four species used in the Guangxi region of China to make tiancha or sweet tea. It is a beverage that is widely used to treat hypertension and diabetes.
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