Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Ficus gibbosa - Plaksha - ഇത്തി


Botanical Name :
Ficus gibbosa Blume 

Family :
Moraceae 

Vernacular Names :
Malayalam : Ethi - ഇത്തി
Sanskrit : Plaksha, Udhumbara
Hindi : Pakar
Bengali : Paakudu
Tamil : Erulli, Ethi
Telugu : Kappa, Konda juvvi  

Plant Description : 
A  large evergreen tree with few aerial roots, leaves short petioled, having smooth upper and rough lower surface, apex shortly and bluntly apiculate, stipules lanceolate, flowers seen in clusters, hypanyhodium, fruits small globose, yellowish when ripened .

Chemical Composition :  
Tannin, Saponin

Rasaadhi Gunaas :
Rasa : Kashaayam, Madhuram
Guna : Guru, Rooksham
Veeryam : Sheeetham
Vipakam : Katu


Useful Parts :
Bark
Leaves
Root
Fruit 


Indications :
01. Kapha pitha hara
02. Skin diseases
03. Ulcers
04. Diabetes
05. Ulcerative stomatitis  
06. Leucorrhoea 
07. Gyaenacological problems
08. Blood purifier
09. Moothra grahi,
10. Yonee roga
11. Visha hara
12. Kushta
13. Arshas
14. Reduces Urinary sugar in Diabetes 

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