Latin Name

Ficus bengalensis

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Bark, Latex, Leaves, Shoots and Fruits
(त्वक्, निर्यास, पत्र, अकुंर, फल)

Effect on Dosha

pacifis Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

Due to astringent nature it is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery and emesis. It has coagulation properties hence used in bloody dysentery, haematemesis and epistaxis. Bark decoction is used for the treatment of white discharge. Young shoots have nourishing properties and commonly used for stable intra-uterine growth of foetus. Latex is applied externally in cuts, wounds, ulcers and localized swellings.

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