Science of Herbs

Ficus Religiosa

Ficus religiosa

Common Name: Peepal Tree     
English Name: Peepal Tree
Botanical Name: Ficus religiosa
Family: Moraceae

Description: Ficus religiosa is a large dry season-deciduous or semi-evergreen tree up to 30 metres tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 3 metres. The leaves are cordate in shape with a distinctive extended drip tip. The fruits are small figs 1–1.5 cm in diameter, green ripening to purple.

Chemical Composition: The main active constituents of Ficus religiosa are flavonoid, β-sitosteryl-d-glucoside, noctacosanol, methyl oleanolate, lanosterol, stigmasterol, lupen-3-one. The most abundant flavonoid present is quercetin.

Properties:  Strong astringent, used in vaginal infections, leucorrhoea, and other fungal and bacterial infections.

Used in the following MATXIN products:

  • Leucofem tablets