Health Benefits of Cluster Figs-Ficus racemosa

Cluster Figs Scientific Name Ficus racemosais a species of plant in the family Moraceae.

Popularly known as the Indian fig tree or goolar fig, this is native to Australia, Indo-China, Malesia and the Indian subcontinent.

It is unusual in that its figs grow on or close to the tree trunk, termed cauliflory.

In India, the tree and its fruit are called gular in the north and atti in the south.

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The fruits are a favourite staple of the typical Indian macaque.

It serves as a food plant for the caterpillars of the two-brand crow butterfly of northern Australia.

Cluster fig is a deciduous and evergreen tree which grows up to 98.5ft in height with a trunk diameter of 2ft 11inches.

It has long, irregular and brownish roots. The bark is smooth, greyish to brownish which has 8-10 mm as a thickness.

Leaves are alternate, elliptic to obovate and pale green.

Ficus racemosais is, loaded with various medicinal properties which is beneficial for the health.

It consists of phytochemicals which help to prevent and aid the diseases.

It is used to treat muscular pain, pimples, boils, cuts and haemorrhoids, also, diabetes, liver disorders, diarrhoea, inflammatory conditions, respiratory, and urinary diseases.

The juice extracted from the fruit is used to treat hiccups.

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