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FICUS PALMATA

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Synonym ► F. caricoides Roxb. F. virgata Wall. ex Roxb.

Habitat ► North-western India and Rajasthan, from Kashmir eastward to Nepal, ascending to 1,000 m.

English ► Indian Fig.

Ayurvedic ► Phalgu, Anjiri.

Siddha ► Manjimedi (Telugu).

Action ► Fruit—demulcent and laxative. Latex is applied on pimples. Ripe fruits—hypotensive.

Leaves gave bergapten and beta- sitosterol.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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