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Bodhi Tree, pipal, Bud

Ficus religiosa (L.) is a large perennial tree, glabrous when young, found throughout the plains of India upto 170m altitude in the Himalayas, largely planted as an avenue and roadside tree especially near temples. It is a popular bodhi tree and has got mythological, religious, and medicinal importance in Indian culture since times immemorial. The plants have been used in traditional Indian medicine for various range of ailments.

Uses:- Traditionally the bark is used as an antibacterial, antiprotozoal, antiviral, astringent, antidiarrhoeal, in the treatment of gonorrhea, ulcers, and the leaves used for skin diseases. The leaves reported antivenom activity and regulates the menstrual cycle. In Bangladesh, it has been used in the treatment of various diseases such as cancer, inflammation, or infectious diseases. In case of high fever, its tender branches are used as a toothbrush. Fruits are used as laxatives, latex is used as a tonic, and fruit powder is used to treat asthma.

SPECIFICATION

Family Moraceae Odour Characteristic odour
Latin Name Ficus religiosa Herb Extract Ratio20:1
Sanskrit Name Pippala Water solubility : water soluble 33.10 % and alcohol soluble extractive 28.80%
Common Name Bodhi Tree, pipal, Bud Alkaloid
Solvent Used Water Taste Bitter in taste
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

Chemical

The stem bark of F. religiosa are reported phytoconstituents of phenols, tannins, steroids, alkaloids and flavonoids, ?-sitosteryl-D-glucoside, vitamin K, n-octacosanol, methyl oleanolate, lanosterol, stigmasterol, lupen-3-one. The active constituent from the root bark F. religiosa was found to be ?-sitosteryl-D-glucoside, which showed a peroral hypoglycemic effect in fasting and alloxan-diabetic rabbits and in pituitary-diabetic rats. The fruits contain 4.9% protein having the essential amino acids, isoleucine, and phenylalanine. The seeds contain phytosterolin, ?-sitosterol, and its glycoside, albuminoids, carbohydrate, fatty matter, coloring matter, caoutchoue 0.75.1%. F. religiosa fruits contain flavonols namely kaempeferol, quercetin, and myricetin Leaves and fruits contain carbohydrate, protein, lipid, calcium, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus. The aqueous extract of dried bark of F. religiosa has been reported to contain phytosterols, flavonoids, tannins, furanocoumarin derivatives namely bergapten and begaptol.

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