Family • Moraceae - Ficus variegata Blume - RED-STEM FIG - Za se rong
|Ficus variegata Blume|
|Ficus chlorocarpa Benth [illegitimate]|
|Ficus ehretioides F.Muell ex Benth.|
|Ficus integrifolia Elmer|
|Ficus laevigata Blanco [illegitimate]|
|Ficus latsoni Elmer|
|Ficus subracemosa Blume|
|Ficus tenimbrensis S.Moore|
Other vernacular names
|CHINESE: Za se rong.|
|Duoyog (P. Bis.)|
|Common red stem fig (Engl.)|
|Red stem fig (Engl.)|
|Variegated fig (Engl.)|
|Variegated rubber plant (Engl.)|
Additional Sources and Suggested Readings
(1) Herbal medicines used to cure various ailments by the inhabitants of Abbottabad district, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan / Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Mir Ajab Khan et al / Indian Journ of Traditional Knowledge, Vol 9(1), January 2010, pp 175-183
(2) Ficus variegata Blume is an accepted name / The Plant List
Tangisang-bayauak is a tall, spreading tree, with pale bark. Leaves are broadly or elliptic-ovate, 10 to 17 centimeters long, the base rounded, notched or heart-shaped and the tip tapering to a point, with the margins entire, subexpanded or toothed. Receptacles are about 1 centimeter in diameter, red when ripe, and clustered on long branches.
– Common in primary forests at low and medium altitudes from Cagayan to Sorsogon in Luzon, in Palawan and Mindanao.
– Also occurs in the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago and in southern China.
– Various dried bark extracts yielded sugar, protein, alkaloids, flavonoids, sterols, and glycosides.
Leaves, bark, latex.
– In Java the young shoot-tips and young fruits are eaten raw or cooked.
– In the Philippines fresh leaves are applied as topical in boils.
– In Malaya, the bark, reportedly sweet, is chewed or used in decoction for dysentery.
– Latex of the bark used as a coat over wounds.
– In Pakistan, paste prepared from fresh milky juice of the plant mixed with milk is applied to boils and affected skin three times daily.
• No studies found.