Bokul - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Bullet – wood tree
Hindi :Bakul maulsiri
Manipuri :Bokul

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Sapotaceae
Genus :Mimusops
Species :elengiĀ  Linn.
Habit :Bulk canopy tree
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Bark dried & ground to powder & mixed with sugar candy. Flowers dried & ground to powder. Leaves crushed for paste. Bark crushed for decoction. Bark crushed for extract. Flower is used in making garlands.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh, Local Application
Ingredients :Kernels yield a fatty oil. Chemical compounds like saponin, rhamnose, arabinose, glucose, tannin, palmitic, linoleic and oleic are reported.
Ailment Treated:Leaf paste is used in snake bite. Bark decoction/extract is used as gargle in sore-throat. Powdered flower is used as snuff in headache and pain. Bark powder with sugar candy is applied for tooth ache. Unripe fruit is used as a masticatory and helps to fix loose teeth. Seeds are used for preparation of suppositories in constipation of children.
Source:Cultivated as avenue tree in valley areas.

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