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15 Health benefits and uses of Banyan tree you don’t know about

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Every living being has its lifespan; like humans possess 100 years, tortoise for 200 years, a dog for 20 years and much more like that. There are many trees and plants which are quite nearer to immortality! They possess very high lifespan actually. Generations after generations and decades after decades, the world has changed but the banyan tree stands erect witnessing the changes around it. Yes, in our present topic we will be talking about uses of Banyan tree.

Appearance of Banyan Tree

Huge Banyan tree
Huge Banyan tree

Banyan is one of the trees which has got a special mention in Hindu mythology and is a well-known tree. It is a standing-straight, erect and one of the high values tree. It bears oval-round shaped leaves which resembles those of Jack-fruit leaves.The leaves of the banyan tree are large, leathery, glossy green and elliptical in shape. Like most fig-trees, the leaf bud is covered by two large scales. In India, Banyan tree is regarded as a sacred tree. Most of the temples are built beneath it only.

Branches of the tree are widely spread out from which grows Ariel roots, which grow downwards and touch the ground. The stem is whitish brown and thick.The plant also bears flowers which are actually not visible; it develops into fruits which are round with small and numerous seeds in it. Trees bear fresh leaves in May-June and bear fruits throughout the year.

Nomenclature of Banyan

Fruits of Banyan tree
Fruits of Banyan tree
English name of Bargad ?

Banyan tree

Hindi name of Banyan tree ?


Sanskrit name of Bargad or Banyan tree ?

Vata, Nyayagrodh, Jagrila, Vitapi, Bahupad

Bengali name of Bargad or Banyan tree ?

Bada Gacha, Bata

Arabic name of Bargad or Banyan tree ?

Kavirool, Ashjar

Kingdom of Bargad or Banyan tree ?


Family name of Bargad or Banyan tree ?


Botanical name of of Bargad or Banyan tree ?

Ficus benghalensis

Now, let’s move to our concerned topic which is called ‘Health benefits of Banyan’. Here we will be talking how to use this tree and its products for health purposes. Banyan tree is available everywhere and affordable. THus, it can be used to cure ailments and to stay healthy.

15 Health benefits and uses of Banyan tree


1. To Improve facial glow

  • Take 5-6 fresh leaves of  Banyan and grind them with 10-20 gm of red pulse.
  • Apply the paste to face. It cures all types of skin problems.
  • Grind dried yellow leaves of Banyan, jasmine leaves, red sandalwood and koot in water.
  • Apply this paste on face. It cures acne or patches on skin.
  • Take yellow leaves and flowers of Banyan, liquorice root, lotus flower and saffron.
  • Prepare a paste with water and apply on the face.
  • It brings glow to the skin.

So, in this way we came to know how can, this huge plant can be so beneficial and good for health. Believe in Nature and see its magic. Take care and live well!

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