Dose of Panchavalkala in Medicine
A decoction of these barks, called Panchavalkala Kashaya is much used as a gargle in salivation, as a wash for ulcers and as an injection in leucorrhoea.
The powdered root-bark of Ficus Religiosa rubbed with honey is applied to aphthous sores of children. It is also sprinkled over unhealthy ulcers to improve their condition and promote granulation.
The figs of Ficus Glomerata are considered astringent, stomachic and carminative and are given in menorrhagia and haemoptysis in doses of one tola of the dried fruits with sugar and honey. The fresh juice of the ripe fruit is given as an adjunct to a metallic medicine for diabetes and other urinary complaints called Vrihat Vangesvara Rasa.
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