Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Rhamnaceae
Genus : Ziziphus
Species : mauritiana Lam.
Common Name
English Name : Indian plum
Hindi Name : Ber
Manipuri Name : Boroi
Other Details
Habit : Bushy small tree
Parts Use : Bark, Seed & Leaf
Preparation : Fruits are processed for consumption. Bark is boiled for extract. Bark is dried & crushed into powder. Fruit is edible.
Mode of use : Decoction and Fresh
Ingredients : Seeds yield a fatty oil. Fruits are rich in vitamin C and B complex, iron, etc.
Ailment Treated : Dried/raw/ripe fruits eaten for good health. Bark decoction is taken against dysentery. Dried bark powder with sugar candy is taken against excessive menstrual discharge.
Source : Plain, generally cultivated along the roadsides.