T E A K
ORIGIN: Southeast Asia
ESSENCE OF CHARISMA, PROTECTION & BLESSINGS
MIND/ BODY BENEFITS: Sacred teak wood is said to possess mystical properties which can enhance a person's charisma and credibility. Teak wood is resilient, strong and versatile. Carrying or wearing teak is believed to provide protection from harm.
HEALING PROPERTIES: Nearly every part of the teak tree has medicinal uses. The leaves possesses anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. In Ayurveda, the wood is considered a laxative and used to ease menstrual pain. The roots are used for urinary tracts infections. In Asia, they used fresh or dried leave as a gargle for sore throats. Flowers and seeds have diuretic properties.
STONE: Amethyst, Sapphire, Moonstone
HISTORY & LEGEND: Teak is widely recognized for its capacity to withstand changed in weather and season. One of the reason for this is the ability of the Teak to bend, but not break, in the face of high winds. The strength and durability of teak wood made it a favorite of shipbuilders since the Middles Ages.