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The Banyan tree * bark is collected without damaging the tree.The bark should be dark brown and mature.
A piece of the bark is washed well and rubbed on a rough stone with water.This paste is applied on the areas where hair growth is not desired.This must be done for 40 days for good results.
* Ficus benghalensis -Latin name
Marri chettu -Telugu
Alai maram - Tamil
Vat in Sanskrit.