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Bullet wood Tree
Scientific name of Bullet wood: Mimusops Elengi Linn
Name of Bullet Tree wood in different languages:-
Malayalam: Elanji-എലഞ്ഞി, Ilanji-ഇലഞ്ഞി
Bullet wood is an evergreen tree growing at the height of 16 m tall. Leaves are dark green, glossy and oval-shaped, it has 5 to 14 cm long, and 2.5 to 6 cm wide, blossom season is in April, and fruits occurs in June. Flowers are cream in color and fragrant. The bark is dark brownish black in color and thick.
Useful plant parts:
Seeds, bark, flowers
It is mainly used in dental treatments like gum bleeding; Extracts of flowers are used in many treatments like heart diseases, strong fever, headache, and neck ache, shoulders ache, and other parts of the body.
The ripe fruit pounded and mixed with water is given to promote delivery in childbirth. The powdered dried flower is a brain tonic and useful as a snuff, to relieve head-ache. The decoction of the bark is used an antiseptic, so it is used to wash the wounds.