Ficus benghalensis: 2 definitions


Ficus benghalensis means something in the history of ancient India, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geography

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Source: Suomen Antropologi: Sacred Trees among the Tamil people of South India

Ficus benghalensis (Banyan) is often represented as a “sacred tree” in ancient India.—Trees and Groves were worshiped for their auspiciousness and the numerous benefits derived from them in the form of food, fodder, medicine and firewood.—The shrines of the guardian deities are commonly situated at the entrance of a village. At the core of a shrine there is usually a sacred tree, most often an indigenous species such as a Bodhi (Ficus religiosa), a Banyan (Ficus benghalensis), or a Neem (Azadirachta indica). If the village guardian is male, an image made of stone or clay resides under the tree, sheltered by stone walls and a roof.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Latin names; Binomial nomenclature)

Ficus benghalensis L. is the name of a plant defined in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in modern medicine, Ayurveda, and other local traditions or folk medicine. It has the following synonyms: Ficus cotonaeifolia Vahl, Ficus cotoneaefolia Vahl, Ficus cotoneaefolia Hort. ex Miq., Ficus cotoneifolia Vahl, Ficus cotonifolia Stokes, Ficus indica L..

References regarding Ficus benghalensis L. for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity:

· Species Plantarum
· Species Plantarum
· Enumeratio plantarum (1805)
· Bot. Mat. Med. (1812)
· Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi (1867)
· Plant Systematics and Evolution (1987)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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