BAKULA PLANT

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कफपित्ताविषश्र्वीत्रकृमिद्न्तगदापह: ││              

Botanical Name :  MiMusops elengi. Linn.   

Classification:

According To Modern

Kingdom –Plantae

Order – Etepales

Family     – Sapotaceae

According To Ayurveda

Charak- Not mentioned in Varga

Sushruta- Not mentioned in Gana

Bhavprakash- Puspa varga

Dhanvantari Nighantu-Amradi varga

Kaiydeva Nighantu-Oushadhi varga

Raja Nighantu-Karaveeradi varga

Shodala Nighantu-Amradi varga

 

Other Names :

UNANI: Maulsiri, GUJARATI: Babhuli, Bolsari, Varsoli, Vovoli

HINDI: Bakul, Bolsari, Maulsarau, Maulser, Maulsari

TAMIL: Alagu, Ilangi, Kesaram, Kosaram, Magil, Magilam, Vagulam

TELUGU: Pogada

KANNADA: Pagademara

PUNJABI: Maulsari, Maulsiri

BENGALI: Bakal, Bakul, Bohl, Bukal

MARATHI: Bakhor, Bakula, Barsoli, Ovalli, Owli, Vavoli, Wovali, Wowli

MALAYALAM: Elengi, Ilanni, Iranni, Makuram, Bakulam

NEPALESE: Bakulapuspa

SINHALESE: Munemal

GERMAN: Affengesict

FRENCH: karanicum, BURMESE: Kaya, MALAYSIAN: Enengi, THAI: Pikul

ENGLISH: Spanish-Cherry, West Indian Medlar, Bullet Wood

TRADE NAME: Bulletwood

Sanskrit Name-

Chira pushpa-The flowers remain fresh for long duration

Madhugandha-The flowers have pleasent smell

Sthreemukha,Sthirakusuma,Sthirapushpa-The fragnance of flweris retained even after it is dried

Seedhugandha,Madyadohada,Madyagandha-The smell of flower intoxicating like alcohol

Sheershakesara,Kesara,Simha kesari-The flower is dense like mane of lion

Visharada,sthimbisimha,Gudhapushpa,Krishna Twagankura

shiva-Auspicious

 

General Information :

Bark – smooth and scaly. Leaf – simple, alternate, 6 to 10 cm long & 3 to 5 cm broad. Elliptic glabrous, shortly acuminate with 1 to2 cm long petiole. Flower – solitary or in fascicles of 2 to 6. White in colour and fragrant. Fruit – Berry, 2.5 cm long, ovoid, yellow in colour on ripening, seed is solitary, ovoid, compressed, brown and shining.

Properties (Gunadharma)

Rasa- Kasaya, Katu

Vipak- Katu

Virya- Anusna

Guna-Guru

 

Specific Parts :

Bark, Flower, Fruit

Doshaghnata :

Kapha-Pitta shamak

Shloka’s :

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तत्फलं मधुरं स्निग्ध कषायं विशदं हिमम् l

कफपित्तहरं हृद्यं दन्त्यं संग्राही वातलम l l कै नि

बकुलोभ्दवपुष्पं च सुपक्वं च सुगंधी च l

मधुरं च कषायं स्निग्ध संग्राही बकुलम l l

स्थिरीकरं च दन्तानां विशदं तत्फलं गुरु l ध नि

बकुलो मधुगन्धश्च सिंहकेसरकस्तथा l

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कफपित्तविषश्वित्रकृमीदंतगदापह: ll

Benefits :

Danta cala (Loss tooth)

Bakula twak decoction (Mimusopa elengi bark) should be used for gargling in danta cala.(loss tooth)

  • The tender leaves of Bakula or the unripe fruit of the plant is chewed to treat bleeding from the gums and gingivitis.
  • Gargaling of Bakul bark is advisiable in the diseases or oral cavity like gingivitis,oral ulcers and looseness of teeth
  • The paste of the bark and unripe fruit is applied over the local area of insects bites or other small animal bites to relieve the effect of poison.
  • The cold infusion of Bakul flower  provide strength to the cardiac muscles ,hence it is given in a dose of 40-50ml in a person suffering from weak cardiac muscles.
  • Decoction prepared from the bark of the stem or cold infusionis given in diarrhea and intestinal worms.Dose-30-40ml
  • Nasya of Bakula flower juice or churna of dried bakul flower is used to treat headache and sinusitis
  • Bakul bark’s cold infusion is given in dysmenorrhea and leucorrhea.Dose-40-50ml
  • Bakul flower’s decoction or cold infusion acts like a general tonic.
  • Toothache: Bark powder is applied.
  • Loose teeth: Unripe fruits are used as masticatory.
  • The bark and seed coat of bakul is used for sthrengthening the gum.
  • The bark of Bakul is used to improve fertility in women.Fruit pulp of bakul is also advised to eat daily for improvement of female fertility.
  • Ripe fruit is given to pramote the delivery.
  • Fruits of Bakul is used for abortion purpose.
  • To treat the tingling sensation of teeth,massage  of gums with bark powder of Bakul is advisiable.
  • Tnder twings of bakul is used for cleaning the teeth and strengthening the gums
  • Eyesight weakness, Diseases of Eyes: 

Leaf juice of Bakul with honey is given in eyediseases and eyesight weakness.Dose-7-14ml

  • Brian tonic: 

Dried powder of bakul  flower is used as brain tonic.

  • Chronic diarrhea, Weakness after diarrhea:

 The fruit pulp is eaten.

  • Headache:

The dried flower powder is used a snuff in case of headache.

 

Formulation (Kalp) :

Bakuladya taila.

Baladhatryadi Taila

Varishoshana rasa

 

Dosage:

Kwatha – 50 to 100 ml.

Choorna – 1 to 2 gm.

 

 

Research Corner :

Present study reports the used of Mimusops elengi fruit extract for the synthesis of silver Nano particles (AgNPs) the polyphenols present in M. Elengi seed extract was analyzed by High Performance Liquid chromatography (HPLC) and results revealed the presence of ascorbic acid, Gallic acid, pyrogallol and resorcinol.

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