FICUS RACEMOSA also Known as Cluster Fig, Indian Fig, Crattock, Rumbodo, Atteeka, Redwood Fig
Ficus Racemosa

Ficus Racemosa

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Ficus Racemosa
Moraceae
Bark, Root, Latex, Fruits
It is cultivated all over india and also grows wild in many forests and hills.

Fruits
Cluster Fig, Indian Fig, Crattock, Rumbodo, Atteeka, Redwood Fig

Uses:

The roots, bark-skin, fruits, lates and leaves of udumbara have great medicinal value. Udumbara is used both, internally as well externally, externally; the latex is applied on chronic infected wounds to alleviate edema, pain and to promote the healing. The tender leaf buds are applied on the skin, in the form of paste, to improve the complexion; the decoction of leaves is salutary in washing the wounds for better cleansing and healing. The decoction of its bark-skin is an effective gargle in stomatitis and sore throat. Application of latex alleviates the edema in adenitis, parotitis, orchitis, traumatic swelling and toothache.

Internally, udumbara is used in vast range of maladies. The decoction of bark skin is extremely useful in diarrhea, dysentery and ulcerative colitis. In children, the latex is given along with sugar to combat diarrhea and dysentery. The cold infusion of ripened fruits mixed with sugar, is salutary in Rakta pitta is effectively controlled with the decoction of bark-skin. In diabetes, the ripe fruits or bark-skin decoction is beneficial, as it works well as anti-diuretic. The decoction of leaves is an effective remedy in glandular swelling, abscess, chronic wounds, cervical adenitis etc. In uterine bleeding, abortion, leucorrhea and vaginal bleeding the decoction of its bark-skin is given orally, as well as in a form of basti (enema). The latex mixed with sugar is benevolent in sexual debility in males. The juice of its fruit is a panacea for hiccup. The powder of the bark-skin works well as an anorexient, hence, beneficial in gyperphagia-bhasmaka