Pharmacological Studies in Ficus religiosa
Ramhari J. Bagade, Sachin V. Bangale*
In traditional medicine, medicinal plants have been used for the treatment of various diseases. Ficus religiosa is known to be a sacred plant in India. Since very ancient time, it has great medicinal and religious significance. In Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathy, this plant serves as important source of medicine. The various parts of the plants like stem bark, fruits, buds, latex are used in treatment of different diseases like dysentery, mumps, jaundice, heart diseases, constipation, skin diseases, etc. According to Ayurvedic system of medicine, F. Religiosa (Peepal tree) is well known to be useful in diabetes. Since last couple of years it has also been investigated for the presence of various phytoconstituents (phenolics, sterols, flavonoids etc). F. religiosa showed diverse range of pharmacological activities like, anticonvulsant, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, analgesic, wound-healing, antioxidant, acetylcholinesterase, proteolytic, and anti-amnesic. The present review is to compile up-to-date information of this plant that covers its natural phytochemical, biochemical, ethnobotanical and pharmacological significance.
Ficus Religiosa, Phytochemical, Pharmacological Significance
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Bagade, R. J. & Bangale, S. V. (2015). Pharmacological Studies in Ficus religiosa, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 4(1), 215-223.