Nalpamaram–combination of four type of ficus family

Members of the Nalpamaram (Four ficus trees)group

“Nalpamaram” is a term from Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine originating in India. It refers to a combination of four specific types of trees from the Ficus family, which are considered highly medicinal in the Ayurvedic tradition. These trees are:

1. Peepal (Ficus religiosa): Also known as the sacred fig, this tree is highly revered in various cultures and religions. It is believed to have significant medicinal properties, and different parts of the tree, such as leaves, bark, and latex, are used in Ayurvedic preparations.

2. Arali (Ficus racemosa): Commonly known as the cluster fig tree, the various parts of this tree, including leaves, fruits, and bark, are used in Ayurveda for their therapeutic properties.

3. Arayal (Ficus macrocarpa): Also known as the Chinese banyan or Indian laurel, this tree is considered valuable in Ayurvedic medicine for its medicinal properties.

4. Plaksha (Ficus virens): Known as the white fig or Indian fig, this tree is used in Ayurvedic treatments for its health benefits.

These four types of Ficus trees are often combined in specific proportions to create Nalpamaram decoctions or pastes, which are used in various Ayurvedic treatments. The combination is believed to have a synergistic effect, enhancing the therapeutic properties of each tree.

Nalpamaram is commonly used in traditional Ayurvedic therapies for conditions related to the skin, digestive system, and respiratory system, among others. However, it’s important to note that Ayurvedic treatments should always be administered by trained and qualified practitioners, as they require a deep understanding of individual constitutions (Prakriti) and specific health conditions. Always consult with a qualified healthcare professional before starting any new treatment regimen.

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Athi (അത്തി ) – Cluster Fig Ithi (ഇത്തി) – Indian laurel
Arayal (അരയാൽ) – Peepal Tree Peral (പേരാൽ) – Clustered Hiptage

Nalpamara Churnam ingredients:

it is prepared under the Reference of  Sahasrayoga-Choorna prakarana. Equal quantities of herbal powders of-

  • Udumbara – Ficus racemosa
  • Plaksha – Ficus macrocarpa
  • Aswattha – Ficus religiosa
  • Nyagrodha – Ficus bengalensis


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