Sanskrit name: Udumber
Botanical name: Ficus racemosa
Habitat: It is found all over India.
- Rasa (taste): Astringent
- Virya (action) : cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Dosha (constitution): Balances kapha and pitta, aggravates vata
Indian Fig Tree is one of the important herb in Ayurveda. It helps in the treatment of liver disorders, inflammatory conditions, respiratory and urinary tract disorders. It also has mythological importance in India.