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Ficus bengalensis - Vatavriksha

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Nyagrodha consists of dried mature stem bark of Ficus bengalensis Linn.(Fam.Moraceae), a large branching tree with numerous aerial roots occurring all over India. [1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Aala, Aladamara, Vata
Hindi Badra, Bargad, Bada
Malayalam Peraal
Tamil Bhaur
Telugu Marri
Marathi Vael
Gujarathi Vad, Vadalo
Punjabi Bhaur
Kashmiri Bad
Sanskrit Vata
English Banyan tree


Parts Used

Ripe fruits.

Chemical Composition

Tannins, glycosides and flavonoids

Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Kashaya

Guna

Guru, Ruksha

Veerya

Sheeta

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Daahaghna, Mutrasangrahaniya, Stambhana, Varnya, Vranapaha, Kaphapittajita, Yonidoshahrat

Prabhava

Habit

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Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
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Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

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How to plant/cultivate

A plant of the moist tropics and subtropics, where it is found at elevations from 500 - 1,200 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 26 - 36°c, but can tolerate 9 - 40°c.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Monsoon forest, Deciduous lowland forest, Rain forests.

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References

  1. THE AYURVEDIC PHARMACOPOEIA OF INDIA, PART-I, VOLUME-1, page no 118.
  2. [Morphology]
  3. Cultivation detals

External Links

THE AYURVEDIC PHARMACOPOEIA OF INDIA