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Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2013

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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A Review on Ficus hispida

Address:   Ms. Vidula Salvi*, Dr. Yadunath Joshi, Mrs. Swati Dhande and Dr. Vilasrao Kadam
Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Pharmacy, Sector-8, C.B.D. Belapur, Navi-Mumbai. 400614
*Corresponding Author.

Ficus hispida is a plant which is of moderate size and is an avenue tree. It is been found throughout the sub tropical regions of India. It grows throughout the year as a wild plant; but sometimes its cultivation is done for the fruits which are edible. It is popular plant in Indigenous system of medicine like Ayurveda, Sidhha, Unani and Homeopathy. Its various parts used are bark, leaves, roots, fruits and latex. This plant is used as an anti-inflammatory, anti-emetic, anti-ulcer, cardio-protective, wound-healing, anti fungal, anti microbial, anti- diarrhoeal, hypoglycaemic, hepatoprotective; etc. In this review article an effort is made to give detailed survey of the plant’s Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Traditional uses, and various formulations in Ayurveda and Unani system of medicine and Pharmacological activity. In this article it is also mentioned about the presence of toxic elements, essential minerals, aflatoxins and pesticide residue.
Ficus hispida, Ayurveda, anti-inflammatory, Pharmacognosy, traditional uses
Vidula Salvi, Yadunath Joshi, Swati Dhande , Vilasrao Kadam. A Review on Ficus hispida. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2013; 5(3): 149-154.
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