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Family: Moraceae
Genus: Ficus
Binomial name : Ficus religiosa Linn
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGE
Sanskrit: Avatha, Pippala, Kshiravriksha, Chalapatra, Bodhidruma
English: Peepal tree, Sacred fig
Hindi: Peepal, Peepar
Malayalam: Arayal
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Peepal treeis a large dry season-deciduous or semi-evergreen tree up to 30 metres (98 ft) tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 3 metres (9.8 ft). The leaves are cordate in shape with a distinctive extended tip; they are 10–17 cm long and 8–12 cm broad, with a 6–10 cm petiole. The fruit is a small fig 1-1.5 cm diameter, green ripening to purple.
Peepal tree is used in traditional medicine for about 50 types of disorders including asthma, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy, gastric problems, inflammatory disorders, infectious and sexual disorders, the juice of the bark and leaves of Sacred fig or Peepal tree is used for grinding the pills and making decoction in toxicology.
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