Preliminary phytochemical screening of Vatankura (Ficus bengalensis) with milk and in water extract

  • Dr. Nirmal Narayanan Professor & H.O.D, Dept. of Dravya Guna Vijnana, Vishnu Ayurveda College, Shoranur, Kerala, INDIA.
  • Dr. Usha Patil Reader, Dept. of Dravyaguna, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Ayurveda College, Nazarethpet, Tamilnadu, INDIA.
Keywords: Vatankura, Ficus bengalensis, Vandyatwa, Infertility


Every human being has inherent, intense desire to continue his (one's) own race; to become a mother is one of the most cherished desires of every woman. Infertility is defined as “a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a pregnancy after 12 or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse”. In Ayurveda, this condition is considered as Vandhvatva. It is a Universal phenomenon occurring both in developing and under developing countries. A great demand from Ayurveda in the field of infertility has been established due to its unique concept about effective and cheaper therapy without any side effects. Vata (Ficus bengalensis) is such a drug which is widely available and is having many mentioning in the classics for its effectiveness in Stree Vandhyatwa. Its vegetative buds are used in the treatment of Vandyatwa.


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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.v4i03.615
Published: 2019-06-30
How to Cite
Dr. Nirmal Narayanan, & Dr. Usha Patil. (2019). Preliminary phytochemical screening of Vatankura (Ficus bengalensis) with milk and in water extract. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 4(03), 27-30.
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