Botanical name : Ficus arnottiana (Miq.) Miq.
Family : Moraceae
Kapeetana, Parisa, Parisha
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura, Katu
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Hindi : Paras peepal
Malayalam : Kallal, Kallarayal
Distribution – Throughout India, especially on the rocky hills of Western Ghats.
A moderate sized tree grows up to 25 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, cordate or ovate, caudatee-acuminate, entire margins, with prominent veins, ovate lanceolate stipules. Receptacles globose found in clusters on stem, from the axils of fallen leaves. Male flower near the mouth of receptacle and female on base. Fruits achenes.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, skin diseases, pruritus, wounds, ulcers, diabetes, burning sensation, diarrhea, uterine disorders and inflammation.
Useful part : Bark.