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Indian Banyan tree

Scientific name of Indian Banyan tree: Ficus benghalensis lin

Name of Indian Banyan tree in different languages:

English: Indian fig

Sanskrit: Nyagroda

Hindi: Vad vruksha, Bodhi vrukha

Malayalam: Peral പേരാൽ

Plant description:-

Banyan or Fig tree is a tropical tree of India, with many branches and great numbers of shoots, which developed as root and become new trunks, thus it may spread over a large area like a small forest. This tree often grows at a height of 21 meters or more. All parts of this plant have medicinal value. Fruits are hollow.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Oblong Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 oblong  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Bark, flower, leaf, and seed.

Medicinal uses:

To treat vomiting, VD, skin disorders, loose motion, diabetic, ulcer, allergy etc.

How to prepare medicines:

It  one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-



MutraSangrahaniya Kashaya

Kumkumadi Tailam

Nalpamaradi Thaialam

Panchavalkadi Tailam

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