Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ficus gibosa

Botanical name : Ficus gibosa Blume
Family : Moraceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Plaksha,Udumbara

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Rooksha
Virya : Seetha

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Pakar
Malayalam : Ithi

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large evergreen tree with few aerial roots, leaves short petioled, having smooth upper and rough lower surface, apex shortly and bluntly apiculate, stipules lanceolate, flowers seen in clusters, hypanyhodium, fruits small globose, yellowish when ripened .

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, skin diseases, ulcers, hepatopathy, diabetes, ulcerative stomatitis leucorrhoea and gyaenacological problems.
Useful part : Bark, Leaves, Root, Fruits

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