- Botanical Name : Mimusops Elengi
- Family Name : Sapotaceae
- Common Name : Bullet-wood Tree, Indian Medaller
- Part Used : Bark, Flowers, Fruits And Seeds.
- Habitat : Throughout sub-tropical regions i.e. south india and andaman islands in india.
- Product offered : Bark
The bark, flowers, fruits and seeds are astringent, cooling, anthelmintic, tonic, and febrifuge. It is mainly used in dental ailments like bleeding gums, pyorrhea, dental caries and loose teeth. Extract of flowers used against heart diseases, leucorrhoea, menorrhagia and act as antiduretic in polyuria and antitoxin. The snuff made from the dried and powdered flowers used in a disease called Ahwa in which strong fever, headache and pain in the neck, shoulders and other parts of the body occurs. Ripened fruits facilates in burning urination. The ripe fruit pounded and mixed with water is given to promote delivery in childbirth. Powder of dried flowers is a brain tonic and useful as a snuff to relieve cephalalgia. Decoction of bark is used to wash the wounds.