English :Banyan tree
Manipuri :Khongnang bot
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :benghalensis Linn.
Habit :Robust giant tree
Parts Used :Root, Fruit, Leaf, Bark and Latex
Mode of Preparation :Dried bark ground into powder. Bark crushed and soaked in water for infusion.
Mode of use :Fresh
Ingredients :Plant contains bengalenoside and flavonoid glycosides.
Ailment Treated:Young prop root before coming in contact with soil is used in healing obstruction of urine flow and exudation of pus. Bark is chewed in piles. Leaves are good for ulcers, leprosy, burning sensation and allergic of skin. Latex is used in rheumatism, haemorrhoids, gonorrhoea, neuralgia, inflammation and skin diseases. Buds are used in diarrhoea and dysentery. Infusion of bark is used in diarrhoea, diabetes and dysentery.