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Ficus religiosa L.
In this article we will discuss about the Ficus religiosa :- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.
- English: Peepal tree, Sacred Fig
- Tamil: Arasa maram, Arasu
- Hindi: Pipal
- Kannada: Arali, Ashvattha
- Marathi: Pimpal
- Telugu: Bodhi-drumamu
- Malayalam: Arayal, Bodhivriksham
- Name: Ficus religiosa L.
- Family: Moraceae (Mulberry family)
- Synonyms: Ficus peepul, Ficus superstitiosa, Ficus caudata
Ficus religiosa Medicinal Uses
- Leaves tied on bleeding wound are reported to immediately stop the flow of blood
- Soaking of leaves overnight and consumption of its extract thrice a day has curative effect on cardiac problems.
- Pills of the powdered leaves along with fennel seeds (saunf) and jaggery are reported to be beneficial in constipation.
- A bandage of leaves coated with ghee and slightly exposed to fire is reported to treat mumps and infection (skin abscess or boils).
- Twice a day consumption of consumption of a mixture of five leaves of F. religiosa milk and sugar can cure fever and flu.
- Twice a day intake of extract of two-three leaves of F. religiosa mixed with water and sugar can cure jaundice.
- Putting of a few drops of leaves sap in nostrils have been reported to stop nose bleeding.
- Cooking of filtrate of grinded leaves in gingely (sesame) oil and its application on the diseased part has been reported to get relief from ear pain.
- Fresh twigs of F. religiosa are used as toothbrush (Daatun). It gives strength to gums and is used to kill bacteria.
- Paste of bark powder mixed with honey gives freshness to face by applied on skin.
- The small figs eaten in times of scarcity.
- The bark contains tannins and is used as a dye for cloth.
- The fibrous bark is used to make paper.
Ficus religiosa Photos
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- Sandeep, & Kumar, Ashwani & Sepla, Dimple & Tomer, Vidisha & Gat, Yogesh & Kumar, Vikas. (2018). Ficus religiosa: A wholesome medicinal tree. 7. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326127150_Ficus_religiosa_A_wholesome_medicinal_tree