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Rough-leaved fig  

Scientific name of Rough-leaved fig: Ficus hispida 

Name of Rough-leaved fig  in different languages:-

English: Creeping fig, Hairy Fig, Devil fig, Opposite-leaved fig-tree.

Sanskrit: Malayu, Kakodumbarika

Hindi: Gobla

Malayalam: Thondi, Erumanakku- എരുമനാക്ക്, Parakam, Kattatti Parothu- പറോത്ത്.

Plant description:-

Hairy Fig is a hairy shrub or small tree, leaves are 1 to 4 cm long and 5 to 10 cm wide, thickly covered with hairs. Figs fruits appear in leaf’s axis or in stem itself as solitary or paired, fruits are yellow or red when mature, sized 1.2 to 3 cm in diameter.

Useful plant parts:

Root, seed, bark.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated
 ovate  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Medicinal uses:

Easy removal of the placenta in cows, to treat anemia, hemorrhoids, ulcer, leucoderma,  inflammations, intermittent fever, psoriasis, jaundice, epistaxis, and vitiated conditions of Pita.

How to prepare medicines:

It is one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

Gojihwadi Kashaya


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