Botanical Name :FicusLacor. Buch- Ham.
According To Modern
Family – Moraceae
According To Ayurveda
Other Names :
Hindi name-Pakar, Pakadi
English name- Java fig
Gujarathi name- Pepari
Kannada name- Basarimara
Malayalam name- Chela
Marathi name- Basari
Tamil name- Jovvi
Telugu name- Juvvi
General Information :
Habit – A tree grows upto 30 ft. in height. Leaves- 7 to 15 cm long, broadly ovate, cordate, acuminate, entire, smooth, finely reticulately veined. 5 to 7 prominent nerves are seen. Petiole is 5 to 10 cm long. Flowers- Yellow with purple base, 5 to 7.5 cm in diameter and attractive. Fruits – Capsule, globose, 2.5 cm in diameter. Surrounded at the base by the persistent calyx. Seed is 1 cm long, ovoid, channeled along the back.
Specific Parts :
Kapha – Pitta shamak
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External Application –
External application of Twak churna of Plaksha is advisiable in Shoth,Visarpa ,Raktastrava and Vrana.
Decoction of Bark of Plaksha is advisible in case of mouth ulcers.
Being stambhana in niramaavastha of atisara, pravahika, n niramaraktapitta
It is raktashodhana in nature hence used in raktadushti.
As it is stambhaka in nature hence it is used , in rakta and shvetapradara.uttarbasti of bark decoction of Plaksha or Yonivarti of Plaksha bark is used for the treatment of Rakta and Shweta Pradar.
Useful in prameha being mootrasangrahaneeya and being sheeta in daha.
Tvakquatha – 40 to 80 ml.
Research Corner :
A study was carried out to evaluate antiarthritic potential and phytochemical screening of various extracts of Ficuslacor aerial roots. The antiarthritic activity was evaluated by adjuvant-induced arthritis at the dose of 50 and 100 mg/kg. body weight and the standard drug used was indomethacin. The extracts administered in higher doses reduced the lesions to a greater extent showing a dose-dependent decrease in lesions comparable with standard drug indomethacin.