Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ficus religiosa

Botanical name : Ficus religiosa Linn
Family : Moraceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Avatha, Pippala, Kshiravriksha, Chalapatra, Bodhidruma

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGE
English : Peepal tree, Sacred fig.
Hindi : Peepal, Peepar
Malayalam : Arayal

PLANT DESCRIPTION
Large spreading deciduous tree. Leaves are alternate, cordate, shiny, long petioled, with linear lanceolate tail. The receptacles occurring in pairs, axillary, depressed globose, purplish when ripe.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitat, kapha, skin diseases, inflammation, poison, neuralgia, constipation and gynecological diseases
Useful parts : Bark, Leaves, Tender shoot, Fruits, Seeds, Latex.

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