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Waved-leaved fig tree

Scientific name of Waved-leaved fig tree: Ficus arnottiana 

Name in different languages:-

English: Indian Rock fig Rock pipal

Sanskrit: प्लावक plavaka, परीस parisah, प्लवंग plavanga

Hindi: पारस पिपल paras papal, Bassari, Palhi

Malayalam: Kallal-കല്ലാൽ, Kallarayal-കല്ലരയാൽ 

Plant description:

Indian rock fig is very similar to Peepal tree, it grows up to 20-25 feet tall, but its leaves borders are wavy margins and its tips are tapering, pointed but not long, the bark is the useful part of this tree to prepare Ayurveda medicines.

Medicinal uses:

To treat vata and pitta, skin, diseases, leprosy, pruritus, Vaginopathy, inflammation and diarrhea, scabies, wounds, diabetes, burning sensation etc.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cordate Margin-waved Venation-Reticulate
 Cordate-heartshaped  Margin_Undulate-widely-waved  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Wood, bark

How to prepare medicines:

Panchavalkam - bark of Nalpamaram+ bark of Kallal (Waved-leaved fig tree)

Panchapallavam buds of  Nalpamaram trees + Kallal leaf buds(Waved-leaved fig tree)

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

Panchavalkadi Tailam

Panchavalkadi Velichenna


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