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Bokul Tree is a medium sized evergreen plants found in the tropical forest in the South and Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. It is an amazing plant with lots of medicinal uses. It has lots to offer and is also called Indian Medlar or Bulletwood tree when it comes to therapeutic benefits. Bakula has a fresh and sweet-smelling fragrance. It is an evergreen tree and it has a distinctive appearance due to its dark bark with deep fissures. It grows throughout the country and has a smooth and shiny leaves.
It has a lot of medicinal value too as the oil extracted from the fruits and seeds are used in the treatment of quercitrol, ursolic acid, triterpene alcohol, di-hydroquercetin and more. Its fruits are also believed in curing diarrhea and dental problems.
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Order: Ericales
- Family: Sapotaceae
- Genus: Mimusops
- Species: M. Elengi
- Scientific Name: Mimusops Elengi