Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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An Exploratory study on Ficus bengalensis Linn.

Address:   1Department of Pharmacognosy, NKBR College of Pharmacy & Research Centre, Meerut 2Department of Pharmacy, Banasthali University, Rajasthan 3Department of Chemistry, Banasthali University, Rajasthan *Corresponding Author

Ficus bengalensis is an indigenous plant belonging to family Moraceae possessing varied pharmacological properties like antidiabetic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, gonorrhea and also tender ends of hanging roots are prescribed to stop vomiting. Herbal preparations of Ficus bengalensis had been considered as effective, economical and safe ethnomedicines for various ailments in Indian traditional system of medicine. All parts of plant are acrid, sweetish, astringent to the bowls; useful in “kapha” biliousness, ulcer, erysipelas, vomiting, vaginal complaints, fever and inflammation. The leaves are good for ulcers; the young leaves are good for ulcers; the young leaves are efficacious to cure leprosy. The milk juice is aphrodisiac, tonic, vulnary, maturant, lessens inflammation, useful to treat piles, diseases of the nose and gonorrhoea. The aerial roots is styptic, aphrodisiac, and utilized to manage gonorrhoea, syphilis, biliousness, dysentery and inflammation of the liver. The leaves are vulnerary, useful is biliousness. Bark is tonic, astringent, cooling and hypoglycemic.
Ficus bengalensis, antidiabetic, Moraceae, stem bark, bar.
Alimuddin Saifi, Rajani Chauhan, J Dwivedi. An Exploratory study on Ficus bengalensis Linn. Res. J. Pharmacognosy & Phytochem. 2014; 6(3): 37-143.
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