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Ficus bengalensis, Ficus indica, Banyan Tree

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 Ficus bengalensis, Ficus indica
Family: Moraceae
Banyan Tree
Origin: South Asia
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Seaside, salt tolerant plant

Very large, fast growing, evergreen tree up to 10ft, with spreading branches and many aerial roots. Leaves stalked, ovate-cordate, 3 nerved, when young downy on both sides; petiole with a broad smooth greasy gland at the apex, compressed, downy. Fruit in axillary pairs, the size of a cherry, round and downy. The Indian Banyan is the most famous banyan. In India, an entire army camped under a single giant old tree. Various parts of this plant are considered medicinal. The bark of this therapeutically valuable tree is attributed with tonic, astringent,cooling and diuretic properties in Ayurveda.


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JP
India
19 May 2009
Ficus Indica could be termed as the tree of life. The tree does not really die as the aerial roots renew the tree perenially. In Sanskrit the tree is named as Vata or thread because of its thread like roots.

It is also called Kalpa Vata. Wish is granted by the tree, it is generally believed.


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