Latin Name

Mimusops elengi

English Name

Bullet wood tree

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Bark, Flowers and Fruits
(त्वक्, फल, पुष्प)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Pitta and Kapha

Properties and Uses

Bark has astringent nature; bark decoction is used in treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery and vaginal discharge. It is effective in dental problems like loosening of teeth, bleeding gums, dental caries hence popularly used herb in Oral care formulations. It has some anthelmintic properties as well. It is also used in treatment of fever. Flowers are sweet smelling and have calming effect hence used in migraine.

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