Ficus retusa L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 124

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Ficus retusa L.
status

 

Ficus retusa L. 

Names.

Myanmar: nyaung-ok. English: Chinese banyan, Indian laurel, Malay banyan, Malay laurel.

Range.

Malay Peninsula to Borneo. Widely distributed in Myanmar.

Use.

Leaf and Root: Used to treat wounds.

Notes.

In China "The fruits, in liquor, are both internally and externally an anodyne to treat contusions; the boiled leaves and buds are a treatment for conjunctivitis …”; the aerial roots are part of a lotion rubbed on rheumatic parts and swollen feet; and the ashes (after burning in bamboo) are used as an application for toothache ( Perry 1980). In Taiwan the bark and aerial roots are used to treat tuberculosis and to reduce fever ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Ficus