Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ficus hispida

Botanical name : Ficus hispida Linn.f.
Family : Moraceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Malayu, Kakodumbarika

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Guru
Virya : Seeta.

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Creeping fig.
Hindi : Gobla
Malayalam : Erumanak, Parakam, Kattatti.

Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in evergreen forests and waste lands.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A moderate sized tree grows up to 5 meters in height. Leaves opposite, long, with scrubby surfaces, pubescent; receptacles fascicled in the stem, obovoid, hispid, green and turns yellow when ripe.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, leukoderma, psoriasis, hemorrhoids, ulcers, jaundice, inflammations, fever and alopecia.
Useful part : Leaves, Fruits, Bark.

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