Botanical Name: Ficus bengalensis Linn.
Sanskrit Name: Vata
English Name: Banyan tree
Family: Moraceae
Occurrence: Forest, garden and roadside
Habit: Tree
Parts used:

Bark, Leaves, Latex and seeds


Medicinal uses:

The tree is characteristically Indian, growing all over the country. The texts consider the action of this fruit juice to be similar to that of the renowned soma. Milky juice is applied externally for pains in rheumatism and lumbago. Infusion of bark is ronic. astringent and used in dysentery, diarrhoea and diabetes. Seeds are considered cooling and tonic. Leaves are applied as poultice to abscesses. Root fibers are used to cure gonorrhoea. Latex is applied on the cavity of tooth and boils.


Chemical constituents :

 

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Bark contains 11% tannin.