Peepal: 4 definitions

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Peepal 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.

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Studies on ecological and behavioural aspects of capped langur, Trachypithecus pileatus

Peepal is the name of a plant corresponding to Ficus religiosa Linn. from the Moraceae family, according to the author Awadhesh Kumar in his thesis called ‘Studies on ecological and behavioural aspects of capped langur’, mentioned in the chapter dealing with Food habits and feeding ecology. The following parts of Peepal are consumed: Fruit

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Peepal refers to “A holy Indian tree”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Peepal [پيپل] in the Urdu language is the name of a plant identified with Ficus religiosa L. from the Moraceae (Mulberry) family having the following synonyms: Ficus peepul, Ficus superstitiosa, Ficus caudata. For the possible medicinal usage of peepal, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Peepal in English is the name of a plant defined with Ficus religiosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Urostigma religiosum Gasp. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Numer. List (4493)
· Not. Pl. Asiat. (1854)
· Species Plantarum
· Plant Systematics and Evolution (1987)
· Ric. Caprifico (1845)
· Bot. Mat. Med. (1812)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Peepal, for example side effects, pregnancy safety, health benefits, diet and recipes, chemical composition, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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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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