Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ficus hispida Linn.

Family : Moraceae

A moderate-sized tree or shrub with large opposite leaves, 4-12 in. long, and obovoid or turbinate fruits, 1 in. long, borne in pairs or clusters on leafless, often trailing, branchlets.

In shady places and along ravines, and flowers and fruits practically throughout the year.

Parts Used : Fruit, seed, bark

Herb Effects
Tonic, lactagogue and emetic (fruits); as purgative and emetic (fruits, seeds and bark).

Active Ingredients
Bergapten, psoralene, ß-amyrin, ß-sitosterol 2 and oleanolic acid (leaves)


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