Ficus racemosa is a large tree of Ficus clan. It originates from branches in Sanskrit like Udumbar, Dumur in Bangla, Udumbar in Marathi, Umbra in Gujarati, Jameez in Arabic, Anjire Adamaski in Persian. Fruits are round like figs and white milk comes out of it. Its leaves are like lobed leaves. The leaves and flowers of the river’s udumbar are smaller than the leaves of the sycamore.
There are 2 types of sycamore – river Udumbar and Kathumar. Wood leaves are larger than fig leaves. Touching its leaves causes itching in hands and milk comes out from the leaves.
Sycamore is cool, hygienic, ulcerative, rusty, astringent, heavy, sweet, brightens the osteoporosis and pigment; it is useful to destroy phlegm, diarrhea and vaginal diseases.
- Bark of sycamore – is extremely cold, lactating, astringent, birth control and disinfectant.
- Gentle fruits – pillar, astringent, beneficial, and trisomy are pitta-phlegm and blood poisoning.
- Moderate tender fruits – tasteless, cold, astringent, gall, trisha, seductive and emetic and leucorrhoea are destructive.
- Tarun fruit – astringent, interesting, acid, lamp, meat enhancer, blood resistant and defective.
- Ripe fruit – astringent, sweet, vermilion, root, beneficial, extremely cold, kuffarka, and bloodshot, bile, dah, aps, trisha, labor, grief and mourning.
River Udumbar Sycamore
Sycamore has many qualities and is somewhat inferior to it in Rasavirya and Vipak. A distinction of sycamore is Kakodumbari or Kathumar.
- Sanskrit – Kakodumbari,
- Hindi – Kathumar,
- Gujarati – Tedoumbro,
- Arabic – Tanwari,
- Persian – Angired,
- English – Kiguti.
Properties- Kathumar pillar, Sheetal, Kasaila, and Pitakaf, Ulna, White skin, Pandurog, Arsh, Kamala, Dah, Blood pressure, Blood disorder, Inflammation, Vertigo and dermal defect are destructive.
What is Gular?
In Ayurvedic texts, the fig tree is famous with the names Hemdugdhak, Jantufal, Sadafal etc. White milk is produced by making an incision at any place in its trunk or stem etc. The milk becomes yellow when kept for a while, so it is called Hemmudhak. Because of the many insects in the fruit of sycamore, it is called jantufal. It is called Sadafal because it gives fruit for twelve months.
Sycamore tree is huge and dense. Its height can be from 10 to 15 meters. Its fruits look like figs. It turns light green when raw and red when cooked. Ripe fruits are shiny. On cutting fruits, insects are found in it.
Gular ka phool occurs inside the fruit of sycamore. The flower of Goole inside the fruit is called male and female flower. Here all the benefits from sycamore have been written in very simple words (Gular tree in hindi) so that you can get the full benefit from sycamore.
Gular milk benefits in Piles Treatment
Mixing 10-20 drops of sycamore milk in water and giving it to the patient is beneficial in bloody piles and blood disorders.
Apply sycamore milk to the warts. During treatment, consume more ghee.
Soak a lint of cotton wool in sycamore milk and keep it inside the fistula. Changing it daily makes Bhagandar good.
Gular Tree Benefits to Treat Mouth Ulcers
Mix 3 grams catechu and 1 gram alum in 250 ml decoction made of sycamore bark. Gargling it is beneficial in diseases of the mouth.
Grind the grains of Gridhranakhi leaves with sugar candy. Consuming it cures mouth ulcers caused by heat.
Benefits of Gular leaf in goiter treatment (goiter) disease
Grind the top of Gular ke patte in curd (with sugar). Drinking it with honey once daily is beneficial in inflammatory diseases of the throat like goiter.
Benefits of eating sycamore in loose motion (diarrhea)
Put 4-5 drops of syrup (Akshir) in Betache. Taking it thrice a day is beneficial in diarrhea.
Eat sycamore root powder with sycamore fruit. It cures diarrhea and dysentery.
Take 3 grams powder of gular ka patta, 2 black pepper. Grind it finely with a little washed rice water. Mix black salt and buttermilk in it and sieve. Taking it in the morning and evening is beneficial in dysentery.
Gular Fruits Benefits in Relieves from Stomach Pain
Eating sycamore cures stomachache and gas problems. For the best remedy, please consult an Ayurvedic doctor.
Benefits of Gular Fruits in Urine Disease
Taking 2-2 ripe fruits of Gridhranakhi every morning to the patient cures the problem of urination and urine starts coming out.
Put 4-5 drops of sycamore milk in the basache. Taking it thrice a day is beneficial in urinary disorders.
Gular Fruits Uses in Controlling Diabetes
Finely grind dry peels of figs (seedless). Mix sugar candy in equal parts. Taking 6-6 grams of it with cow’s milk in the morning and evening provides relief in diabetes.
Gular Tree Uses to Treat Leucorrhoea
Drink 5-10 grams of Gridhranakhi juice mixed with sugar candy in the morning and evening. It provides benefit in white water or leucorrhea (white water coming out of the vagina of women).
Menstrual disorder is cured by drinking honey mixed with it.
Grind 10-15 grams of fresh bark and cook it in 250 ml of water. When the water remains little, then filter and mix the sugar and powder of one and a half grams of white cumin according to your desire. Drink it in the morning and evening. Make raita and feed its raw fruits in food. This use is beneficial in menstrual disorder.
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.