Common Name: Peepal Tree
English Name: Peepal Tree
Botanical Name: Ficus religiosa
Description: Ficus religiosa is a large dry season-deciduous or semi-evergreen tree up to 30 metres tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 3 metres. The leaves are cordate in shape with a distinctive extended drip tip. The fruits are small figs 1–1.5 cm in diameter, green ripening to purple.
Chemical Composition: The main active constituents of Ficus religiosa are flavonoid, β-sitosteryl-d-glucoside, noctacosanol, methyl oleanolate, lanosterol, stigmasterol, lupen-3-one. The most abundant flavonoid present is quercetin.
Properties: Strong astringent, used in vaginal infections, leucorrhoea, and other fungal and bacterial infections.
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