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FICUS BENJAMINA

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Family ► Moraceae.

Habitat ► The Eastern Himalaya, Assam, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, kerala and the Andaman Islands.

English ► Java Fig.

Siddha ► Malai Ichi, Pon Ichi, Putrajuvi (Tamil).

Folk ► Pimpri (Maharashtra).

Action ► Diuretic. Leaves— decoction, mixed with oil, is applied to ulcers.

The fruits gave bergapten. The latex, in addition to bergapten, gave alpha- amyrin and imperatorin.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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