Health Benefits of Peepal Tree

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jul 17, 2014

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The peepal or Bohdi tree is sacred to the Hindus and Buddhists. Apart from religious significance, the leaves of the tree have been used for curing and treating a variety of conditions.
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    Peepal:The Tree of Life

    The peepal or Bohdi tree is sacred to the Hindus and Buddhists. Apart from religious significance, the leaves of the tree have been used for curing and treating a variety of conditions. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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    Relieves Constipation

    Dry the leaf and grind it in a mortar. Add anise seed, raw brown powder and jaggery in equal amounts as that of the leaf powder. Mix it and add it to a glass of water. Drinking water from peepal tree extract will slowly relieve constipation. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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    Helps in Diabetes Management

    Diabetes represents a rapidly growing threat to human health in several countries including India. Studies in the past suggest a fruitful use of peepal extracts in diabetes treatment. The extracts are known to lower blood glucose levels. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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    Treats Ear Infections

    The peepal tree leaves can treat ear infections; simply hold the leaves of the tree near a flame and collect the juice as it drips. Once the extract has cooled, put two-three drops into your the ear with a medicinal dropper. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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    Prevents Rheumatic Pains and Arthritis

    The leaves of Bodhi tree have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Owing to these properties, the leaf extracts are effective in controlling rheumatic pains and arthritis. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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    Heals Wounds

    The leaf extracts of Peepal tree have shown wound-healing properties. Wounds such as incision and excision can be healed faster with peepal tree's leaf extracts. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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    Treats Skin Conditions

    The leaf extracts have been known to treat skin conditions such as mumps, inflammation, boils and minor skin ailments. You need to apply the extracts on the affected skin and put a bandage. Repeat the procedure daily until the inflammation goes away. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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    Has Anti-convulsant Properties

    Studies on peepal fruit extracts have acknowledged its convulsion preventive properties. The study results suggest that peepal fruit extracts reduce convulsions resulting from electrical shocks and chemicals. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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    Has Anti-microbial Properties

    The leaf extracts of Peepal tree leaves were examined by researchers for their anti-microbial properties. The researchers suggest that it helps to control various bacteria and fungus such as Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, Aspergillus niger and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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