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Athi (Ficus glomerata) -Trees of India

March 24th, 2007 | admin

Athi (Ficus glomerata) is a big tree in the family of ficus trees, which has various applications in Ayurveda medicines.

The decoction prepared from the bark of the tree is used in the treatment of syphilis. It is also used in the treatment of some 50 diseases. The application can either be internal or external.

In parts of north India, this tree has auspicious position and forms a major part of worship and religious festivals. The tree is abundant in northern plains. It is also common in southern parts, especially Kerala and Tamil Nadu where it is known as Athi (atti, Atthi, Aththi). Planting of this tree in domestic property is not auspicious.

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