1)Fig fruit has the rare property of increasing
intelligence in humanbeings. The bunch of
fig fruits is put on the neck of expecting mother
during the ceremony of baby shower with a
desire that the baby to be born may grow up
to be an enlightened human being.
2)Roots of the plant named ”Lavancha”( ‘vetiver’ in English)
have medicinal properties.If we wear the slippers made
out of lavancha, the crevices of the feet are healed.
In hot summer, the mats weaved out of lavancha roots are
let down as screen on windows and water is sprinkled
frequently upon them. The air that enters in, through
these mats of lavancha is cool and has a sweet
fragrance. At Idugunji, a place in Uttara Kannada,
(Karnataka),there is a famous Ganapathi temple.
The Ganesha masks made out of lavancha, make
3)”Thermomonospora”, a fungus is found effective
in killing tumour growth.
From the fungus of a tree named ”Texas socato”,
”texal” is isolated which is effective in treatment
of breast cancer.
Protein isolated from medicinal plants can be used
to treat AIDS.