Latin Name

Ficus religiosa

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Bark, Fruit, Shoots and Latex
(त्वक्, फल, अकुंर, निर्यास)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

Bark is used in diarrhoea, dysentery due to astringent properties. It has coagulating properties hence used in haematemesis. Ripe fruit has mild laxative action and relieves flatulence. Bark has mucolytic and fruit has expectorant action. It is effective in treatment of diabetes. External application with bark is used in bleeding wounds, abscess and non-healing ulcers. Shoots are used for external application in discoloration of skin.

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