Medicinal importance of Spanish cherry: An ornamental tree in human welfare from Dibrugarh District (Assam) India
Mimusops elengi (Linn.) is small to a large ornamental evergreen tree of the family Sapotaceae that can reach a height of fifteen meters. It is mostly grown as an ornamental tree in gardens and is most usually referred to as Bakul, Maulsari, and Spanish cherry. Almost every component of this plant, including the leaf, fruit, seed, bark, and flowers, is utilized to treat a variety of ailments. Taking into consideration the medicinal importance of the plant, plant products in medicines is catching popularized because herbal medicines are uncostly, easily convenient, also are natural, with greater safety zones, fewer negative side effects, or even no. The bark of the plant has been utilized for a wide range of medicinal purposes, notably as a cardiotonic, stomachic, anthelmintic, tannic, and alexipharmic. This plant's fruit and bark are used to remedy diarrhea and dysentery, and the bark's decoction is utilized as a mouthwash to treat oral and throat infections. The fruit and seed of Bakula contained quercitol, dihydro quercetine, quercetine, -d glycosides of sitosterol, alpha-spinasterol, and ursolic acid. The intention of this review is to increase our understanding of the different pharmacological qualities of this attractive plant while also highlighting the need for more studies to explore unexplored pharmacological characteristics.