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Ficus benghalensis var. benghalensis
Scientific Synonyms:

Previous name used in the website: Ficus benghalensis var. benghalensis
Family name: MORACEAE
English name: Bengal Flag
Banyan
Sinhala name: Maha nuga (මහ නුග)
Tamil name: Al
Arla
Sanskrit name: Bahupada
Conservation status: Available soon
Description: A large banyan, rooting from the spreading branches, deciduous to evergreen. Stipules stout; Lamina 10-30 x 7-20 cm; petiole 15-70 x 3-6 mm. Figs sessile, axillary, paired, ripening orange to red; body 14-17 mm wide (15-20 x 21-25 mm, living). Male flowers with pedicels 1.5-2.3 mm long. Gall-flowers with pedicels 1.5-2.3 mm long. Female flowers sessile. Lamina with cystoliths abundant on the upper side
Native Distribution Status: Native
Edible parts: Available soon
Treatment for: Diabetes mellitus
Pains
Bruises
Rheumatism
Lumbago
Foot cracks
Gonorrhoea
Heamoptysis
Persistent vomiting
Dysentery
Parts used in Treatment: Bark
Milky sap
Roots
Related Medical Properties: Available soon
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