Cluster fig or Kak Dumur is one of the widely known plants. A tree of medium size with several branches. It is called Kak Dumur perhaps because the crow eats its fruits. The green dumur which is nutritious is a tasty vegetable for many in it's cooked from. Its leaves are green and rough.
Two kinds of Dumur can be seen in Bangladesh. They have various others name such as, Patri, Ajakshari, Chitra Bheshaja etc. Like the Bata or Banyan flower its flower also is not visible as it lies hidden inside the fruits. Young shoots of Kak Dumur grow from seeds.
It produces its flowers and fruits all the year round. However, one can see them more abundantly during the rainy season. Kak Dumur has some medicinal virtues. It is useful in the treatment of stomach rubles and some other illness. It cures diarrhea. It is a good medicine for all kinds of aliments except constipation.
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