Baleting-baging

Benefits of Baleting-baging

Baleting-baging, also known as Ficus indica Linn. (scientific name) are found at low and medium altitudes parts throughout the Philippines. It also occurs in Assam and Burma to Malaya.

The plants bark is used as tonic, astringent and diuretic. Its fruit is used for cooling and tonic. The young buds and milky juice are astringents. The milky juice substance is considered to be aphrodisiac, tonic, vulnerary and maturant. The seeds are cooling, while the aerial root is styptic and aphrodisiac. Traditionally, it is mostly used as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-asthma, anti-diabetic and analgesic.

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