Magizhampoo

  • Scientific name: Mimusops elengi

 

  • Place of origin: Tropics of South Asia, South East Asia
     
  • Description: Trees reach heights of about 15 m with small white extremely fragrant flowers and the brown fruits are edible.

 

  • Grow best: In bright sunlight and well- drained soil.

 

  • Use: Wood is used in furniture making while the bark, flowers, fruits and seeds are used in Ayurveda. Flowers are strung into garlands for deities. Trees are used for landscaping.