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Benefits of Banyan Tree And Its Side Effects

Banyan Tree Nutritional Value of Banyan Tree Health Benefits of Banyan Tree Uses of Banyan Tree Side-Effects & Allergies of Banyan Tree Cultivation of Banyan Tree
Benefits of Banyan Tree And Its Side Effects

A banyan tree is important to Indian society not only for its religious significance but also for the myriad of health benefits that you can derive from it. It can cure chronic diarrhoea, dysentery and piles. It eases leucorrhoea too. It treats gum and teeth disorders and lowers back and rheumatic pain. It is also effective against treating female infertility. It also cures ear problems and can be used for the treatment of problems related to hair. Nasal problems, nausea and diabetes can also be cured with it.

Banyan Tree

The most attractive feature of a banyan tree is its ability to survive hundreds of years. It is an evergreen tree that grows in tropical climate and can grow up to 21 metres in height. Besides its religious importance in Hinduism, a banyan tree also features extensively in Ayurveda as it can be used effectively against many ailments. The parts of the banyan tree that are used are aerial root, latex, fruits, buds and leaves.

Nutritional Value of Banyan Tree

A banyan tree contains tons of nutrients . It has B Sitoster, esters, glycosides, leukocyanidin, quercetin, sterols and friedelin. Besides these, it also contains bergapten, flavonoid, galactose, inositol, leucopelar, rutin and tanins. It is also rich in ketones, polysaccharides, sitosterol and toglic acid.

Health Benefits of Banyan Tree

Health Benefits of Banyan Tree
Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Banyan Tree

Treats diarrhoea

Taking the small budding leaves and soaking them in water creates a powerful astringent agent that is very good for healing diarhoea, gas, dysentery and irritation of the GI tract.

Prevents tooth decay and gum disease

Taking the aerial roots and chewing on them prevents gum disease, tooth decay and bleeding gums. The aerial roots acts as a natural toothpaste and also helps with bad breath. It also makes the teeth strong. The aerial roots have anti-bacterial and astringent properties which is effective against most oral health problems.

Boosts immunity

A strong immunity is quintessential to having a healthy life. Immunity helps you fight against diseases and protect you from them. The bark of the banyan tree is a good immune boosting agent.

Prevents inflammation

Arthritis and joint pain is associated with inflammation of the joints. This is not only painful but also restrict daily movement. The sap of the banyan leaves have anti-inflammatory properties so it can be helpful against conditions like arthritis.

Prevents depression

Depression is a serious mental condition. Consuming fruits of banyan tree is said to increase the levels of serotonin in the brain thus preventing depression.

Treats vaginal infections

Vaginal infections can happen due to lack of hygiene and because the vagina remains moist. Banyan tree bark as well leaves can treat vaginal infections. Crush a handful of dried banyan leaves to make a tablespoon of powder. Boil this powder in a litre of water until the water reduces to half a litre. Let the infusion cool and then apply on the affected area.

Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal

The bark of a banyan tree contains both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It controls bacterial and fungal infections.

Lowers cholesterol

There are two types of cholesterol in our body- 'good' and 'bad'. The bark of the banyan tree works great in lowering the bad cholesterol while keeping the good cholesterol level high.

Diabetes

. is the most common lifestyle disease of modern times. Making an infusion of the roots of the tree is helpful in treating high blood sugar levels.

Treats vomiting

Consuming an infusion of the aerial roots of the tree calms the GI tract. This prevents vomiting.

Uses of Banyan Tree

A banyan tree is important in the Hindu religion. It is profoundly worshipped and revered in India. In Hindu mythology it is believed that banyan tree fulfils wishes and all material and so it has been given the name 'kalpavriksha'. Makeshift swings can be hung from the branches of a banyan tree and so it is a popular area of play for children.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Banyan Tree

There is no such noted adverse effects of using Banyan Tree

Cultivation of Banyan Tree

The banyan tree is native to India and Pakistan. It is intimately incorporated in India's culture, mythology and has been so since ancient times. It is an evergreen plant that grows in tropical and sub-tropical climate in just about any soil. Nowadays banyan trees are grown all around the world in India, the Carribean, Africa and South America.

Popular Questions & Answers

What should I do for dark patches please recommend me home remedies to get rid of this.

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
There is a lepa of masura dal and vatankur powder (aerial root of banyan tree) and turmeric in gulab jal put the lep 1/2 hour and wash it before dry. Never use it at night only use it in early morning. Try this. Other wise you need some internal m...

Fasting sugar 185 pp sugar over 325 currently taking glimestar m2 but it is unable to control sugar level kindly suggest a better substitute.

BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
Fbs 185 expected below 110. Ppbs 325 expected below 140. Your problem diabetes mellitus / type 2 diabetes Investigation required fbs ppbs Hba1c. Kindly do these and send me the reports u can continue tab. Glimstar m2 along with following measures....
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Hi I have pcod prblm main last 1.5 Year se conceiv krne ke liye try kar rhi hu 1st ko period aaye hai Maine 8th ko moringa drink with amla powder 1 tp or honey lena shuru kiya hai or banyan tree roots ki Tea evng mein start kari hai ye conceive krne mein kuch effect to nhi karega meri weight 5,2 inch hai wait 60 hai.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
hi you need to exercise daily for 40minutes for weight loss and diet rich in protein and avoid oily fatty food and junk food .

A twig has pierced into my finger. How to remove it? It would be helpful if I get immediate response.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Put milk (SAP) of banyan tree on to twig many times. See what happens. It will come out. Do not forget to inform me the result.

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