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FICUS MICROCARPA

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Linn. f.

Synonym ► F. retusa auct. non Linn.

Family ► Moraceae.

Habitat ► West Bengal, Bihar, Central and Peninsular India and Andaman Islands. Grown in gardens, and as an avenue tree. Quite common in New Delhi.

Ayurvedic ► Plaksha (related sp.).

Siddha/Tamil ► Kal Ichi.

Folk ► Itti.

Action ► Bark—antibilious. Leaf— antispasmodic. Root bark and leaf— used in preparations of oils and ointments for ulcers, skin diseases, oedema and inflammations.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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