Pipal

Botanical Name :- Ficus religiosa L , Family :- Moraceae.

Synonyms :- Ficus caudata Stokes, Ficus peepul Griff., Ficus rhynchophylla Steud., Ficus superstitiosa Link, Urostigma religiosum (L.) Gasp.

Regional Name :- English : Pipal tree , Hindi : Pipala, Pipal , Sanskrit : Pippala , Punjabi : Pipal, Pippal, Assamese : Ahant , Bengali : Asvattha, Ashud, Ashvattha , Gujrati : Piplo, Jari, Piparo, Pipalo ,  Kashmiri : Bad , Malayalam : Arayal, Marathi : Pipal, Pimpal, Pippal , Oriya : Aswatha , Tamil : Ashwarthan, Arasamaram, Arasan, Arasu, Arara , Telugu : Ravichettu.

Part Used : - Fruit & Leaf.

Description:- Pipal is a large perennial tree, glabrous when young, found throughout the plains of India up to 170 m altitude in the Himalayas, largely planted as an avenue and roadside tree especially near temples. Bark occurs in flat or slightly curved pieces, varying from 1.0-2.5 cm or more in thickness, outer surface brown or ash coloured, surface uneven due to exfoliation of cork, inner surface smooth and somewhat brownish, fracture, fibrous, taste, astringent.

Phytoconstituents:- Pipal Contains Tannins, steroids, alkaloids and flavonoids, β-sitosteryl-D-glucoside, vitamin K, n-octacosanol, methyl oleanolate, lanosterol, stigmastero

Ayurvedic Properties :- Rasa : Kasaya , Guna : Guru, Ruksa, Virya : Sita , Vipaka : Katu , Karma : Varnya, Kaphapittavinasi, Sangrahi, Bhagnasandhanakara, Mutrasa ngrahaniya.

Ayurvedic Applications :- Prameha, Raktapitta, Vrana, Vatarakta, Yonidosa.

Medicinal Uses :- Pipal is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, diabetes, epilepsy, inflammatory disorders, and gastric problems, sexual and infectious disorders. The leaves and the bark are used for controlling dysentery and diarrhoea.

Formulations
Amlycure

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