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Family: Moraceae
Genus: Ficus
Binomial name : Ficus gibbosa blume / Ficus tinctoria
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Udumbara
Hindi: Paker
English: Dye Fig, Humped Fig, Humped Fig Tree
Malayalam: Itthi
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Dye Fig is a climbing strangler, forming a tree with prop-roots, to 25m. Alternately arrange leaves, to 18x9 cm, are oval, glossy dark green above, pale green below, and have rounded tip and base. Leaves are often asymmetrial. Stalks are thick, to 1.5 cm. Fruit is a fig, appearing in leaf axils, usually paired, round, to 1.5 cm, ripening through orange to red or purple. The fruit of dye fig are the source of a red dye used in traditional fabric making in parts of Indonesia.
The juice of the bark and leaves of Dye Fig or Humped Fig plant is used for grinding the pills and making decoction in toxicology.
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