Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ficus racemosa

Botanical name : Ficus racemosa Linn.
Family : Moraceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Udumbara, Krimiphala, Jantuphala, Sevya

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka: Katu

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Country fig, Cluster fig
Hindi : Umar, Gular
Malayalam : Atti, Kattatti, Peyatti

istribution – Throughout India growing wild.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A moderate sized deciduous tree grows up to 20 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate or elliptic, acute, and glabrous; receptacles small subglobose or piriform, in large clusters from old nodes of main trunk. Green colored and turns to reddish when ripe.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, skin diseases, diarrhea, hemorrhage, menorrhagia, constipation, hemorrhoids and urinary system diseases.
Useful part : Root, Bark, Leaves, Fruits, Latex

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