Ficus Religiosa Linn
English Name :- Ficus Religiosa Linn
Botanical Name :- Ficus religiosa
Family :- MORACEAE.
Parts - Used:- Bark, shoot, Leaves & Fruit
Habit :- A large deciduous tree with gray bark leaves are cordate with large petiole.
Taste :- Sweet-Astringent
Chemical Constituents :- Bark Contains: Tannin.
In fusion of Barkin Ulcer, Skin disease, Aquous extract (Bark is anti bacterial, Anthelmintic; Decoction in: Twig in: Skin disease, Antifungal; Young leaves Crushed with wet flour of wheat applied on eruptions and swellings; seeds are laxative, if taken three days during, Menstruation, Sterilizes women for long time
- It is used to treat about fifty types of disorders some of which are as under:- Gout:- Its roots are effective in treating gout problems. They also reduce inflammation.
- Constipation:- Its leave are used for treating constipation problems.
- Gum diseases:- Roots of the tree are chewed to prevent gum diseases.
- Wounds and bruises:- A paste of its leaves can be directly applied on boils, bruises and wounds. It effectively treats them.
- Swollen glands:- The roots of this tree are used for treating swollen lymphatic glands and neck problems.
- Upset stomach:- Its fruits improves digestion and remove the upsets of stomach. The powdered form of the fruit can be consumed with a glass of milk.
- Dehydration:- Fresh fruit of this tree is useful in eliminating dehydration.
- Skin diseases:- The latex of this tree combined with the juice of its roots is helpful in treating various skin diseases like eczema, warts, leprosy, rheumatism, ringworm, fungal diseases and athlete’s foots.
- The seeds of the tree are laxative, cooling and refrigerant.
- Fresh burnt ashes of the bark are mixed with water and allowed to steep for some time. This mixer is useful in curing obstinate cases of hiccups and controlling vomiting.
- A decoction of the bark along with little honey is useful in treating gonorrhea.
- It is useful in treating diarrhea, dysentery, diabetes and nervous disorders.
A word of caution
It is always advisable to use this herb after consulting a medical practitioner over doses may lead to serious complications.
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