“I am Ashwattha among all the trees …
‘Ballad Divine: Bhagvad Gita, By Dev Bhattacharya
The Peepal Tree (popularly known as the ‘Bodhi Tree’) is considered to be the best in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. Gautam Buddha received enlightenment under this Indian tree.
This tree is a symbol of the endless universe of the Universe – indeed, it is revered throughout the Indian subcontinent, especially among Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists, as the tree of life.
Peepal is a true ‘Tree of Life’ even scientifically. Unlike other trees, it emits oxygen even at night. According to Ayurvedic science, all parts of the Peepal tree are useful in treating many ailments and health problems. The tree can cure up to 50 disorders, including diarrhea, epilepsy, and stomach problems.
Benefits and uses of the Peepal tree
- With Asthma
Peepal bark and its ripe fruit are helpful in treating asthma. Peel a squash, grate it and squeeze the juice. Use this combination three times a day for relief from the Soul.
Another way to use the Peepal tree is to relieve asthma by having a powdered form of peepal fruit with water twice a day. Repeat this for 14 days to get relief.
- Anorexia nervosa
Eating the ripe fruit of the Pipal tree helps to cure anorexia and a burning sensation in the stomach. The fruit of the Peepal tree is also known as the sacred fig tree.
- Abdominal pain
The peepal leaf is a magical remedy when it comes to treating stomach ailments. You can make painkillers for abdominal pain by mixing 2-3 sharp leaves with 50gm of jaggery.
- With eczema and itching
Did you know that peepal bark can be used to prepare tea that is useful in treating eczema and itching? Not only this, you can also apply ashes from peepal bark to the affected areas to get relief. Just add 50g of ash from lemon peel and ghee to prepare the paste.
- Light brown
The powder prepared from the bark of the peepal tree can be used as facial powders by mixing it with gram flour. This facial pack helps with color light. The bark of the Peepul tree and the Banyan tree are used in many Ayurvedic beauty remedies.
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For example, if your skin is tanned, you can use Ayurvedic skin treatment Nalpamaradi Thailam to remove tan. For its preparation, the bark of four different species of Ficus trees is used.
You can even use Kama Ayurveda’s Turmeric with Myrrh Skin Brightening Face and Soap Soap. It contains figs found in the peepal tree as one of the most important ingredients. These figs are rich in antioxidants and nutrients that are good for the skin.
- With cracked heels
Simply use the milk extracted from the Peepal tree or remove its leaves from the affected areas to treat cracked heels. This will help to soften and treat cracks.
Prepare hashaza by boiling Peepal tree bark and Banyan tree bark in equal amounts in water. Use this to wash your mouth regularly. This will give you relief from toothache.
- With eye pain
Remove the milk from the tea leaves and use it on your eyes to treat eye pain.
Adding the peepal tree (holy fig) to your daily diet is a great way to get relief from constipation. If you eat 5-10 figs daily, you can solve the problem of permanent constipation.
- With diarrhea
One of the great benefits of the Pipal tree in health is the treatment of diarrhea. Create the mixture by taking the soft stem of the Peepal tree, coriander seeds and sugar in equal quantities. Take 3-4gms of this mixture twice a day for relief.
- Blood purification
Many health problems are the result of blood pollution. The natural way to cleanse the blood is by having 1-2 gms of peepal tree and honey.
- It is bitten by a snake
Due to its blood-purifying action, peepal tree extracts can be used to remove toxins from the body after being bitten by a snake.
- Heart disease
To treat heart-related problems such as heartburn and heart failure, start taking a given dose from small leaves. To fix it, soak the leaves in water overnight and toss them in the morning. Drink this three times a day for best results.
- With ear infections
Warm the extract from the bark of the Pipal tree and pour 2-3 drops in the ear with the help of cotton wool. This will help in the treatment of ear infections.