Scientific name: Ficus racemosa L.

Family: Moraceae

Synonym: Ficus glomerata Roxb.

Bengali/Vernacular name: Jagyadumur, Dumur (Bengali); Zoiggodor (Noakhali).

Tribal name: Safaing, Sanak, Jabuna (Marma); Twe-aek (Garo); Thei-pangkai (Lushai); Ui-doth ni (Murang); Keoya gach (Tripura); Sapai (Mogh); Norpudi tida, Zoigga dumur (Chakma).

English name: Fig, Redwood fig, Cluster fig.

Description of the plant: A small to medium-sized tree, up to 20 m tall, evergreen, occasionally semi-deciduous. Leaves simple, alternate, petiolate, lamina ovate-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, 8-18 cm long, glabrous, base obtuse to cuneate, margin entire, apex acute, obtuse to acuminate. Hypanthodia pedunculate, borne in clusters on the hanging leafless branches from the trunk, subpyriform-globose, apical orifice closed by 5-6 bracts. Figs depressed-subglobose or pyriform, rose-red when ripe.

Ficus racemosa

Plant parts used: Bark.

Medicinal uses: Decoction of bark is taken to treat asthma, piles, diarrhoea and dysentery.

Infusion of bark is given for menorrhagia.

Decoction of bark is used as a wash for wound.

Distribution: This species occurs in almost all districts.

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