Scientific name: Ziziphus jujuba Mill.
Synonym: Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Bengali/Vernacular name: Kul, Boroi (Bengali); Bori gas (Noakhali).
Tribal name: Jibong (Mogh); Jim bang (Marma); Baroi (Pangkhoa); Zebai, Zwi-bawn (Rakhaing).
English name: Indian jujube, Indian plum.
Description of the plant: A small to medium-sized deciduous to semi-evergreen tree with spreading, rounded crown; branches drooping, armed with stipular spines. Leaves simple, alternate-distichous. usually orbicular, rounded-retuse at the apex, base oblique, margin crenate, glossy and glabrous above, white-tomentose to rusty-tomentose beneath. Flowers in axillary cymes, bisexual, greenish-yellow. Fruit a drupe, globose to ovoid, green when young, yellowish to reddish when ripe, seed solitary.
Plant parts used: Leaf.
Medicinal uses: Leaf paste is applied to treat fever, boils, abscesses and carbuncles.
Distribution: It is cultivated throughout the country.
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