Ficus benjamina Medicinal Uses

Ficus benjamina L.

In this article we will discuss about the Ficus benjamina :- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.

Common name

  • English: Weeping fig, Benjamin’s fig
  • Tamil: Nintamaravakai, Vellal
  • Hindi: Pukar
  • Kannada: Java atthi
  • Marathi: Nandaruk
  • Telugu: Konda golugu, konda zuvvi
  • Malayalam: Putra juvi
  • Sanskrit: Banij, mandara

Scientific name

  • Name: Ficus benjamina L.
  • Family: Moraceae (Mulberry family)
  • Synonyms: Ficus comosa, Urostigma benjamina

Ficus benjamina Medicinal Uses

  • A decoction of leaves taken with oil is used to treat ulcers.
  • Latex and fruit extract is used to treat inflammation, piles
  • Leaves are taken orally to treat malaria.
  • Leaf juice can be used as bug and flea repellant.

Weeping Fig Photos

Ficus benjamina

Ficus benjamina

Ficus benjamina

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