Ficus benjamina L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 122

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

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scientific name

Ficus benjamina L.
status

 

Ficus benjamina L. 

Names.

Myanmar: kyet-kadut, nyaung-lun, nyaung-thabye. English: Benjamin tree, Java flower, laurel, small-leaved rubber plant, tropical laurel, weeping laurel.

Range.

India, southeastern Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and northern tropical Australia. In Myanmar, found in Rakhine and Yangon.

Use.

Leaf: Applied to ulcers.

Notes.

In India the milky juice of the plant is used to treat whitening of the cornea of the eye; a decoction of the leaf, mixed with oil, is applied externally to ulcers ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In Indo-China the latex is mixed with alcohol and prescribed for shock, and the pounded roots are applied to poison arrow wounds ( Perry 1980).

Cerotic acid has been found in the milky sap ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Ficus