Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Bakul Tree: Herbal Medication (with Pictures)

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Mimusops Elengi Herb Pictures

Bakul ayurvedic herb is a good astringent herb and is beneficial in dental problems, urinary and gynecological disorders. Its latin name is Mimusops elengi.

See the herb pictures of Mimusops elegi.

The Habitat:

This plant is found throughout India as people usually grow it in herbal gardens. It is found particularly in forests of Western Coast of India and in Andman area.

Other Species Of Bakul:

There is description of ‘Big Bakul‘ in one of the famous ancient Materia medica of Ayurveda – ‘Bhavaprakasha Nighantu‘. This big Bakul is actually another species with the latin name Osmanthus fragrans Linn.

The Plant:

This is an evergreen tree with 50 feet in height. The bark is dark grey in color. The wood inside the bark is hard and heavy and it is reddish grey on the outside and dark red on the inside.

The Leaves:

Shiny, smooth and oval leaves are 2 to 4 inch long and 1 to 2 inch wide.

The Flowers:

Yellowish, white and fragrant flowers are of one inch diameter. Flowering occurs in April and May.

The Fruits:

One inch long and oval fruit is green, astringent and with milk when unripe. It turns yellow and it tastes astringent and sweet. Fruition occurs in rainy season.

The Seeds:

The fruit contains one and occasionally two oval, brown and shiny seeds.

THE BAKUL OR MIMUSOPS ELENGI TREE IN THE MIDDLE

THE BAKUL OR MIMUSOPS ELENGI TREE IN THE MIDDLE

THE LEAVES OF BAKUL OR MIMUSOPS ELENGI TREE

THE LEAVES OF BAKUL OR MIMUSOPS ELENGI TREE

THE BARK AND STEM OF MIMUSOPS ELENGI OR BAKUL TREE

THE BARK AND STEM OF MIMUSOPS ELENGI OR BAKUL TREE

Arjun
As a native Indian and an Ayurvedic holistic healer, Arjun writes in the lane of herbal healing and home remedies. Certification: BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery With Modern Medicine).

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