Ficus deltoidea is known by many names in many countries. In Malaysia it is known as mas cotek or sempit sempit. In Indonesia, it is called tabat barito, and in certain parts of Africa, it is known as Kangkalibang. But no matter the name, people in several parts of the world use it for the same purpose: the plant extract is taken in the form of a tea to treat a number of maladies from arthritis to sluggish libido.
Measure roughly 25 grams (.88 oz.) of dried or fresh ficus deltoidia. If you are using a fresh plant, the leaves, fruit and roots can all be used to make the extract. As you become accustomed to its taste and effects, feel free to increase or decrease the amount of tea.
Bring 1 1/2 gallons of water to a boil.
Add the tea to the boiling water and leave it to boil for 45 minutes.
Pour the tea through a strainer or coffee filter and into an appropriately sized receptacle.
Drink the tea or store it in the refrigerator where it will remain viable for roughly 1 week.