“21 Health Benefits of the Banyan Tree”

“Banyan Trees Have So Many Uses”

Where it Grows - The Banyan Tree or Ficus Benglensis grows in tropical climates around the world. The banyan tree grows in India, South America, Africa, the Caribbean has many great health benefits and amazing uses. Banyan trees grow in just about any soil… and they say brings good luck. 

Spiritual Significance - In Hinduism the banyan tree is called the tree of immortality because of the long aerial roots that hang down to the soil… thus starting another part of the tree. 

Banyan trees are thought to have spiritual significance, with the Lord Shiva being the branches, the Lord Vishnu the bark of the tree, and the Lord Brahma the large powerful roots of the tree. 

In Buddhism - The Lord Buddha sat under the banyan tree meditating to find enlightenment. 

Diarrhea - Taking the small budding leaves and soaking them in water creates a powerful astringent agent that’s very good for healing diarrhea, dysentery, gas and irritation of the GI tract. Taking natural sugar in india which is called “Jaggery” and adding coriander leaves and chewing this helps with diarrhea. 

Teeth and Gums - Taking the aerial roots and chewing on then prevents gum disease, tooth decay, bleeding gums, and it cleans your teeth. It’s a natural toothpaste and also helps with bad breath. Using banyan tree aerial roots is a very ancient way of healing most oral problems… because it’s antibacterial and astringent. 

Immune Boosting Agent - The bark of the banyan tree is also a good immune boosting agent that helps to prevent disease. 

Drawing - Making a hot compress from the leaves works like a drawing salve to help bring any abscess to the surface.

Anti-Inflammatory - Studies show that the milky sap of the leaves is a good anti-inflammatory agent… without the side effects of modern steroid drugs. This makes it great for arthritis, joint pain, swelling, and redness. 

Depression - Some also say the fruit of the tree helps to increase serotonin levels in the brain… thus helping with depression. 

Infertility - The bark and leaves increase sperm count… and also helps with female fertility. 

Antioxidant - The bark and leaves are also a very strong antioxidant that helps to prevent colds, flues, and other diseases. 

Contains - Components of the banyan tree contain ketones, flavonoids, sterols, tiglic acid, phytosterolin, oentacylic triterpenes, bergaptene, furocoumarin, quercetin, rutin, tannins, inositol, glactose, esters, flavonoids, ficusin organic compounds… and more powerful healing agents.

Ayurvedic Medicine - In Ayurvedic Medicine from India the fruits and the juice of the leaves are used for treating bruises, cuts, and inflammation of the skin… also arthritis and diarrhea.  

Vaginal Infections - Making a douche from the bark of the banyan tree works well for healing vaginal infections. One tablespoon of the dried banyan tree leaves crushed into a powder is boiled in one liter of water until it reduces to a half a liter and allowed to cool. 

Antibacterial and Anti-fungal - The bark of the banyan tree is also a good antibacterial and anti-fungal agent helping to control bacterial and fungal infections. 

Lower Cholesterol - The bark of the banyan tree works great for lowering cholesterol LDL or bad cholesterol, while keeping your good cholesterol high. 

Arthritis - The milky sap of the banyan tree is also good for treating pain, swelling, and inflammation associated with arthritis and joint pain… it’s also good for chronic back pain. 

Warts - One can also kill warts by applying the milky sap of the banyan tree over a few days. 

Vomiting - Taking the aerial roots and making a infusion calms the GI tract. 

Hemorrhoids - The milky sap of the banyan tree leaves is great for treating bleeding hemorrhoids. 

Diabetes - Making an infusion of the roots of the tree is also good for treating high blood sugar. 

Skin - The fruit can be made into a paste that works well for treating irritated mucus membranes, swelling, and pain… plus it also works well for acne. 

Parts Used - The buds, fruit, leaves, aerial roots, milky sap, roots, and bark can all be used for healing.


Other uses - The tree can supply rope, paper, a polish for silver and other metals, shellac, and dyes for wool and silk… the banyan tree is a very versatile tree. 

Finding - You can order banyan tree herbal products on-line just google “Buy banyan _____” and places to order will come up. Also check with your local health food store or Ayurvedic practitioner. 

Feel Free to Share - This information is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form. 

Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 25 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to contact him any time. 


Dr. Paul Haider, Master Herbalist, HH, USA, Banyan Tree, Healing Abilities, Diarrhea, Hemorrhoids, Vomiting, Warts, Arthritis, Cholesterol, Infertility, Vaginal Infections, Antibacterial, Anti-fungal, Skin, Ayurvedic Medicine, Anti-inflammatory, Arthritis, Joint Pain, Back Pain, Depression, Immune Boosting, Teeth, Gums, Toothpaste, Bleeding Gums, Gum Infections, 


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