Botanic Name Ficus racemosa L.,
Family Moraceae
English Name Cluster fig
Malayalam Name Atthi
Sanskit Udumbara
Hindi Gular
Habit Tree
Description Medium trees, bole buttressed. Leaves simple, alternate. Flowers unisexual; inflorescence a syconia, on short leafless branches or warty tubercles of trunk or on larger branches; flowers of unisexual, 4 kinds; male flowers near the mouth of receptacles; female flowers sessile or very shortly stalked among gall flowers. Syconium orange, pink or dark crimson; achene granulate.
Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Australia
Habitat: Semi-evergreen and deciduous forests, also in the plains
Flowering & Fruiting February-May
System of medicine: Ayurveda, Folk, Siddha, Tibetan and Unani
Parts used: Root, bark, leaves, fruits and latex
Properties & uses: Carminative, antidysenteric, vulnerary and cooling
Cultivation Aspects NA