Indian name - Ashwathya.
Habitat - India.
Parts Employed - Fresh leaves. Tincture and dilutions.
Time of collecting - June to August.
(This proving, with clinical experience, was made under auspices of Dr. Sarat Chandra Ghose, of Calcutta, India in 1903 and has been frequently verified since.)
Quiet and disinclined to move - sad and melancholy.
Nausea, vertigo, and slight headache (with hemorrhages). Burning at vertex.
Vomiting of bright red blood.
Bearing-down pains in lower part of abdomen.
Stool and Anus:
Dysentery with Menorrhagia. Dysentery, blood bright red.
Frequent desire to micturate. Urine contains much blood.
Female sexual organs
: Menorrhagia, bright red blood, bearing down pains in lower abdomen.
Difficulty of breathing. Inclination to cough, causing him to spit blood.
Very weak and restless.
Leading uses - It is used with success in the following diseases:
- a. Hematemesis.
- b. Hematuria.
- c. Menorrhagia.
- d. Metrorrhagia.
- e. Hemoptysis.
- f. Dysentery mixed with blood.
- g. Bleeding piles.
- h. Epistaxis.
The prover remarks its power to arrest the progress of hemorrhage as speedy & magical
Relations - Compare:
Acalypha, Arnica, Cactus, Ferrum, Hir, Ipec., Mill., Phos., Sanguinaria, Thlaspi, etc.
A study shows that the leaves of Ficus religiosa shows significant antioxidant, wound healing and anti-inflammatory activity with a strong antibacterial activity.
Another study done with methanolic extract of figs had anticonvulsant activity against MES and picrotoxin induced convulsions, with no neurotoxic effect, in a dose dependent manner. There was inhibition of the anticonvulsant effect of extract by cyproheptadine which substantiates the involvement of serotonergic pathways for the anticonvulsant activity of extract.