Latin Name

Ficus glomerata

English Name

Country fig

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

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

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

Its bark decoction is used in bloody diarrhoea, dysentery and vaginal discharge due to its astringent properties. Latex is used in pediatric cases of diarrhoea. Unripe fruits also have astringent nature. It is beneficial in diseases with increased urination where it reduces the frequency of micturition hence used in diabetes. Latex is used for external application in wounds and ulcers. External application with shoots is effective in conditions with discoloration of skin.

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