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Banyan, banyan fig, banyantree, bengal f

Ficus benghalensis is an evergreen , fast-growing tree found mainly in monsoon and rainforests, that can reach a height of 20 meters. It is resistant to drought and mild frost. It produces propagating roots which grow downwards as aerial roots on the branches that grow downward like lianas. Once these roots reach the ground, they take root and become woody trunks and supportive.

The figs produced by the tree are eaten by birds such as the Indian myna. Fig seeds that pass through the digestive system of birds are more likely to germinate and sprout earlier

Uses:- Banyan is an important tree in the Indian subcontinent. Banyan is the national tree of India due to its iconic aspect, longevity and cultural importance in Indian villages: the banyan tree is the focal point of village life and the village council meets under the shade of this tree (Know India, 2020). It was named banyan because it was appreciated for its shade by merchants and travellers from the Bania caste in India. The tree is planted as a shade tree and an ornamental along roads and in parks. All parts of the tree – fruits, leaves, roots and bark – are used in ethnomedicine. The fruits are edible but only eaten in times of scarcity. Banyan leaves are lopped for ruminants, particularly in lean periods


Family Moraceae Odour Characteristic odour
Latin Name Ficus benghalensis Herb Extract Ratio
Sanskrit Name Avaroha Water solubility water soluble extrac
Common Name Banyan, banyan fig, banyantree, bengal f Alkaloid WSE: 70% | Tannin: 6
Solvent Used Water Taste Astringent
Storage Condition Store in a Dry and cool place in double PP bag with container.Appearance Brown Powder

Total heavy metal NMT 10 ppm

Heavy Metal- Total heavy metal NMT 10 ppm Arsenic – NMT 3 ppm
Lead- NMT 10 ppm
Cadmium – NMT 0.3 ppm
Mercury – NMT 1 ppm
Microbial Profile – Total Plate Count NMT 1000 CFU/G
Yeast & Moulds NMT 100 CFU/G
E-Coli Absent
Salmonella Absent
Staphylococcus aureus Absent/G
Pseudomonas Absent/G


The aerial root contains Phytosterolin. Leaves contain Triterpin, Friedelin and Beta sitostero. The bark of the tree contains a glucoside, Bengalinoside and flavonoid glycosides, Leucocyanidin and Leucopelargonidin. Heartwood contains ester of alpha- tatraxasterol and Liglic acid.

Bark – Hypoglycemic principle, Glycoside
Leaves – Triterpin, Friedelin, Sitostero
Heart wood – Ester of – tatraxasterol, Liglic acid, Bengalenoside

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