Ficus religiosa – Famine Foods

Ficus religiosa


India (Madras Presidency; Rajasthan, western): ripe fruit eaten; (Garhwal Himalayas): fruit eaten raw. (Uttar Pradesh, Balrampur region): bark pounded and ground using a stone mortar and pestle (chaki) to make flour for bread[sic] (chapati?)

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Tamil: Arasa marum. Telugu: Ray, Raghie. Rajasthan (western): Pipal

 Plant Classification Group:

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