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Mas cotek / Ficus deltoidea
Mistletoe fig (Moraceae)
Mas cotek or its
Ficus deltoidea ”
from family "moraceae"
large shrub or
small tree with aerial roots often begins its
life as an epiphyte but is not a banyan. It
grows only 20 feet or so in height and is more
often found as a shrub than a tree, even in
nature. Indeed, it is usually seen as a large
cascading epiphytic shrub on large trees, thus
one of the common names of mistletoe fig. It is
a spreading and somewhat sprawling shrub with
slender zigzagging branches. The bark is gray
and what trunk there is slender and usually
leaning. The leaf shape is probably the most
variable in the whole genus and ranges from
elliptical or lanceolate to obovate or spatulate,
the two latter shapes being more common than the
two former. Only the spatulate-shaped leaf form
is regularly sold and cultivated. The
3-inch-long leaves are dark green thick and
leathery, almost succulent, and the ends of the
spatulate-shaped leaves are usually provided
with a shallow notch. The plant loves warmth and
humidity, and produces picturesque aerial roots
under such conditions. Mas Cotek has male and
female species with various shapes of leaves
according to its habitat.
Besides Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia)
and Kacip fatimah(Labisia pumila),mas
cotek is known for it is capable to treat
various types of diseases and good for health.
Besides mixing the male and female species, the
stem, fruit which are dried also efective in
medication of diseases.
Mas cotek also known as sempit-sempit and
agoluran for for people in Sabah,Sarawak,and
barito for Indonesians, and other names
such as ara jelatih, ara tunggal, api-api
telinga gajah and api-api telinga kera
for community in a few other districts.In
africa,it is known as ‘Kangkalibang’.Meanwhile,in
other area,it is also known as emas cotek,
pokok barito, pokok raja ubat and
botany field,it is named as Ficus deltoidea.
The name mas cotek is given because there are
fine spots with gold in colour on the surface of
each leaves.In addition,there is light
red spot at the fruit.In Malaysia there are more
than 80 species in Ficus deltoidea family.Plant
that is known as ara is also one of the species
in the ficus deltoidea family. Ficus deltoidea
Mistleteo fig is from the species which is
and it is grouped in
cotek is not a parasite.The seed is believed to
be spread by the bird that ate it.
Classification of Mas Cotek(Ficus Deltoidea)
Type of plant :
It is known that the plant comprises of about 80
species of mas cotek for instances mascotek
kelitik kering, delima sudu, payudara kecil,
telinga beruk, telinga kera, raja mas cotek,
pitis sekeleng kecil
and many more. It
is differentiated according to its leaf shape,
nerve leaf shape, and others. Every species have
their own roles in healing various diseases as
mas cotek contains Naringin which classified
into flavonoid and has antioxidant properties.
Mas cotek leaf is wide and its surface is smooth
and shiny. The side of the leaf is wavy and has
fine orange line. The upper surface of the leaf
is light green in colour whereas the lower
surface is orangish green.
The stem grows vertically, round, smooth, green
in colour, and quite easily crumbled.
The fruit looks angly and attractive. The shape
is almost round and has light green in colour.
At the edge of the fruit has light red sign. The
shoot at the fruit is short and does not grows
close to each other.
The classification of mas cotek
Traditionally, the classification of the local
name and types of mas cotek are done according
to their species such as delima sudip,
serapat angin, telinga gajah, telinga kera,
telinga beruk and others. In Malaysia,s
erapat angin species abundantly located in west
Malaysia especially in Terengganu state.Telinga
beruk species and Telinga gajah species are in
Kelantan state. Delima sudip can be gained at
the middle and south west of Malaysia meanwhile
Telinga Kera is abundantly located at the north
west of Malaysia.
Traditionally, mas cotek can be classified into
two major categories :
a) Male mas cotek
b) female mas cotek
The most conspicuous difference that can be seen
between the male and female species of mas cotek
is the shape of the leaf. The male mas cotek
leaf is small, tapering, and light. There are
red spots at the lower part of the leaf.
Commonly, there is only a red spot at the leaf.
However, there is also leaf with two or three
Female mas cotek has bigger leaf shape and most
of them are oval and round and also thicker
compared to male mas cotek. Female mas cotek
also has spots at its lower part which is black
in colour. Besides that,its leaf nerve is looked
clearer compared to male mas cotek.
According to the
‘Doctrine of signature’ concept, the
shape, colour, taste, and smell of every
part of mas cotek plant visualizes the uses of
the herb in treating the diseases.
Traditionally,mas cotek leaf is used to contract
uterus for woman after giving a birth. It also
helps to improve energy,cure diseases that
related to blood circulation,and used as herbal
drink for health and beauty.
Among the traditional practitioners, Mas Cotek
is capable to prevent and cure a few types of
ailments if practised correctly such as ,diabetes,weak
heart,high blood pressure and diarrhoea.In this
case,most of the traditional practitioners
suggest to take mas cotek as the herbal drink.
Natural compound in mas cotek
Research that is carried
(UM) and Malaysian Agriculture Research and
(Mardi),this plant contains 4 active ingredients
that are needed by our body:
Stong anti-oxidant which helps in
maintaining healthy blood
anti-viral, protects liver and
Tightening loose tissues, drying
excess water during diarrhoea and
protects damaged tissue due to
eczema or burns.
removes phlegm and assist absorption
remove swellings and antiseptic.
Research shows that mas cotek contains 5 active
ingredients that are really needed by human body
system such as Flavonoid, Tannins,
Triterpenoids, Proanthocyanins and Phenols.These
substances are proved capable to help mind in
memorising,focusing and treating problems in
less attentions.They are also needed to smoothen
the effectiveness of Vitamin C in the chain of
anti-oxidant,regulate Sodium Dioxide and blood
circulation,regulate the oxidation of LDL (bad
cholesterol) and lower the high blood pressure.
Uses and Benefits of mas cotek
Mas cotek is said
to be natural heritage in malay medication. It
is traditionally used to thigthen the uterus,
especially for just giving birth mother. In
addition, it is believed that the braise of the
leaf is capable to emulsify fat, expel the
excessive cholesterol in the bloodstream and
avoid from migrane and stroke.
In medication, the
plant is effective in threating and repairing
the nervous system by boiling 2 to 3 dry leaves
(mixing male and female plant). Consumed it
while lukewarm. It also beed testified capable
to cure pneumonia, waist pain, reduce fatigue,
and the most significant, is that it could
enhance libido. It is believed to response
towards male hormone stimulation to increase the
period of being stimulated during copulation.
Besides the boiled leaf and root, its fruit can
also be eaten (3-5pcs per day) to stay healthy.
Mas cotek leaf can
be plucked and chewed fresh. It can also be
dried for preservation. When required, boil the
dried leaf and consumed for energy.
cotek herb is believed to be a good remedy
nervous system, beauty and has antiaging
cotek herb is also good as women tonic and
always being used to thigthen the uterus,
especially for just giving birth mother.
Mas cotek herb is believed could cure
hemorrhoid, high blood
pressure, heart disease, diarrhoea and
Mas cotek herb
is also believed to be a good to overcome
white discharge during menstrual cycle of
Removing toxin from our body
Improve blood circulation
cholesterol and fat
Improve internal energy
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
Insomnia and sleeping problems
Stimulates male hormone
Thighten the uterus wall
Beutify and smoothen the skin.
to boil and practise :
cotek herb has to be boiled in 6 litres of water
or equals to
4 x 1.5 litres of mineral water bottle size
until boiling or 45 minutes until the extracts
of the stem,leaf,fruit,stick and root come out.
Filter the braised water and the leaf stem.You
can keep the braised water in the
refrigerator(for long lasting) or else(drink
before 3 days).
Practise drinking mas cotek braised water at
least 5-6 glasses per day and as daily drink.
No limit age to drink this herbal drink.
This family drink is suitable for any gender.
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