Country Fig (Ficus Glomerata)

The Country Fig is a moderate sized tree with spreading branches and smooth, reddish brown bark. The most distinctive aspect of this tree are the red, furry figs which grow directly out of its trunk in tight clusters. The tree grows abundantly in the southern parts of India, especially in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where it is known as Athi.

This tree has various applications in Ayurvedic medicines. An extraction prepared from the its bark is used in the treatment of syphilis and washing wounds, and an oil made with its paste is applied over skin ulcers.

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