Balete

Benefits of Balete

Balete is also known as Ficus benjamina Linn. (scientific name) are found from northern Luzon to Mindanao, in most islands and provinces, primary forests at low and medium altitudes. In most parts of Metro Manila, these  plants are used to shade and avenue. This may also be found in India to Southern China, Malaya, northern Australian, and the islands of the South Pacific.

This plant is used for dermatitis and allergic reactions. Plant sap are reported to cause minor skin irritation. If frequently in contact, this may cause itching of the eyes, coughing and wheezing.

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