Ficus heterophylla Linn f

Synonym ► F. semicordata Buch.-Ham. ex Sm. F. conglomerata Roxb.

Family ► Moraceae.

Habitat ► Sub-Himalayan tract from Chenab eastward to Bhutan and in Assam, Bengal and Orissa.

Ayurvedic ► Malayu, Choraka-patra, Laakshaa-vrksha, Laghu-udumbara.

Action ► See F. carica. Fruits— spasmolytic; used in aphthous complaints. Root—used for bladder and visceral troubles. Bark-decoction—used for washing ulcers; juice and powdered bark— applied to wounds and bruises. Syconium—used for ulcers of mucous membrane. Syconium and bark—antileprotic.

The tree is one of the recorded hosts of the Indian lac insect.

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