LITERATURE REVIEW OF NYAGRODHA (Ficus Benghalensis Linn.)
Neha*, Hem Prakash, Anjali Verma and Pravesh Kumar
Nyagrodha’s medicinal properties are well documented in the Ayurvedic text. Nyagrodha is the national tree of India. In Hindu culture, it is a sacred tree that symbolizes Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva, all three Gods of Hindus. According to Vedas, it checks the environmental pollution & it is one of the sources of Laksa (Lac). This article is to highlight the importance of the drug Vata (Ficus benghalensis) and references have been collected from Vedas, Puranas, Samhitas, and Nighantus. Synonyms, Vernacular names, Gana Varga, etc have been arranged systematically.
Keywords: Nyagrodha, Vata, Samhitas, nighantus, Ficus, Laksa.
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