Local Names: Baula (Oriya)
Description of the Plant: Medium sized tree. Flower colour
pale white. Flowers in February / March. Fruits in May / June.
Abundantly found in forests, hills and also in plains. Tribal people
of Orissa plant it in their backyards.
Plant Parts Used: Bark / Leaf / Fruit.
- Dental diseases: Toothache: Boil the bark of Mimusops
elengi with water in a pot. Filter the decoction. Gargle
with this luke-warm decoction twice a day for four days. (H-4),
(T-2) [OR-2-2-1318] [OR-4-2-175] (or) Boil the leaves of Mimusops
elengi with water. Filter the decoction. Gargle with this
lukewarm decoction thrice a day for three days. (H-4) [OR-4-2-175]
- Ozena: Extract juice from the leaves of Mimusops elengi
Put two to three drops of this juice inside the nose twice a day
until cured. (B-3) [OR-3-2-70]
- Pyorrhea: Grind together the bark of Mimusops elengi
with 50 g Alum and 5 g common salt, into a powder. Warm this powder
and massage this powder on the teeth once a day at the tine of
brushing teeth until cured. (H-4) [OR-4-2-175]
- Wound: Boil the bark of Mimusops elengi with
water in a pot. Filter the decoction. Wash the wound with this
decoction twice a day until cured. (B-3) [OR-3-2-70]
Other Usage's: Ripe fruits are edible.
- Brahmin (SC) in Kandhamal disrict.
- Dhoba (ST) in Keonjhar district.
- Kolha (ST) in Mayurbhanj district.