Botanical name : Mimusops elengi Linn.
Family : Sapotaceae
Rasa : Katu, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Bullet-wood tree
Hindi : Bakul, Maulsiri
Malayalam : Elanji, Ilanji
Distribution – Growing wild in Western Ghats and in Andaman Islands.
A moderate sized evergreen tree grows up to 15 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, oblong, acute or acuminate, glabrous, leathery and wavy margins; flowers gray colored, very fragrant, found as solitary in leaf axils. Fruits ovoid berries, containing 1-2 seeds per fruit.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, urinary tract infections, diarrhea, dysentery, wound, ulcers, headache, dental caries and constipation.
Useful part : Bark, Flower Fruits, Seeds.