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Indian Laurel Fig


Botanical Name Ficus microcarpa Linn.
Common NameIndian Laurel fig, Kaamrup (Hindi), Kallichi or Ichi (Tamil), Plaksha (Sanskrit)

Distribution

Throughout India

Religious association

It is associated with Lord Shiva and Lord Karthikeya.

Uses

Ficus microcarpa is a popular ornamental tree, which is grown widely, both indoors and outdoors. The bark is used to cure liver disorders, ulcers and leprosy. The fruits are eaten by birds.

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