Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Pharmacognostical and Phytochemical Investigation of Ficus benghalensis Linn. Fruit

Address:   Ashok Kumar Tiwari1*, Archana Chaturvedi2 and Surya Kant Chaturvedi3
1Ayurveda Sadan, JRD Tata Foundation for Research in Ayurveda and Yoga Sciences, Arogyadham, Deendayal Research Institute, Chitrakoot – 485780, Satna, Madhya Pradesh, India
2AMITY Institute of Biotechnology, AMITY University, Noida
3Redder, Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science and Environment, Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishvidyalaya, Chitrakoot, Satna
*Corresponding Author .

India being a rich and varied flora of medicinal plants since the Vedic period. The present study deals with the scientific validation of Ficus benghalensis (Indian banyan) with special reference to its pharmacognostical and phytochemical investigations. This is commonly known as Indian banyan or Bat or Bargad is known to have medicinal properties, also even used as home remedies in the rural and the remotest parts of the India. The fruit of Ficus benghalensis used as astringent, haemostatic, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer agent and also in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery and in the treatment of skin diseases, ulcers, vaginal disorders, leucorrhoea, menorrhagia and deficient lactation; therefore an attempt has been made to carried out the detailed quality control and assurance of the drug followed by HPTLC profiles, physiochemical analysis, phytochemical studies and fluorescence analysis of drug to get authentic therapeutic value.
Ficus benghalensis, fruit, pharmacognostical, phytochemical
Ashok Kumar Tiwari, Archana Chaturvedi, Surya Kant Chaturvedi. Pharmacognostical and Phytochemical Investigation of Ficus benghalensis Linn. Fruit. Res. J. Pharmacognosy & Phytochem. 2014; 6(4):147-150.
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