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Ficus ampelos  Burm. f.


Botanical Name


Ficus ampelos Burm. f.



Ficus ampelas Burm. f., Ficus soronensis King, Ficus kingiana Hemsley, Ficus blepharosepala Warb.





General Info


An evergreen, small to medium-sized tree up to 15(-20) m tall, bark smooth, greyish to brown. Leaves distichous, narrowly elliptical, 4-15 cm x 1.5-5 cm, base cuneate, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, with 3-6 pairs of lateral veins, scabrid, stipules up to 8 mm long. Figs axillary and clustered on twigs, stipitate, subglobose, 7-10 mm in diameter, scabridulous, ripening to red or purple. Flowers with 3-5 tepals, male flowers sessile, with 1 stamen, female flowers sessile or with a short stipe.

Herb Effects

Acts as a diuretic (latex).


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Medicinal Use

The latex is taken internally to treat diarrhoea. The latex of young leaves, mixed with water, is given to babies with mouth sores.



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