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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Ficus religiosa?
If you know websites containing any information about Ficus religiosa please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Ficus religiosa and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Ficus religiosa.


Ficus religiosa basic info
Scientific Name: Ficus religiosa L..
Family: Moraceae.
Genus: Ficus.
Common names in English: peepultree, sacred fig.
For common names of Ficus religiosa in different languages - See link
Description: Ficus religiosa or sacred fig is a species of fig native to Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, south-west China and Indochina. Also known as the bodhi-tree, pippala tree, peepal tree or ashwattha tree (in India and Nepal). The plant is used in traditional medicine for about 50 types of disorders including asthma, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy, gastric problems, inflammatory disorders, infectious and sexual disorders. - for more info about Ficus religiosa See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Ficus religiosa
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Ficus religiosa in other websites
Ficus religiosa common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Ficus religiosa - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Ficus religiosa - See link.


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