Common Name: Sacred Fig Tree
Botanical Name: Ficus religiosa
Active Agents: Tannic acid, aspartic acid, flavonoids, steroids, vitamins, methionine, glycine, etc.
Uses of Peepal
Fever and Colds: In case of high fever accompanied by congestion, take five peepal leaves and boil in milk. Add a little rock candy and drink twice a day.
Eye Pain and Eye Infection: If experiencing pain in the eye and or a recurrent infection, the milk from a peepal leaf can be applied.
Dental Health: Fresh twigs or new roots can be used as a toothbrush for their antibacterial properties as well as to remove stains.
Jaundice: Juice some tender peepal leaves and mix with rock candy. Drink twice or thrice a day.
Constipation: Mix powdered peepal leaves with an equal amount of anise seed powder and jaggery in milk. Drink at bedtime.
Diabetes: Mix peepal fruit powder with haritaki fruit powder to lower blood sugar.