With the increasing focus on the dangers of chemically based medicine and the short term or long term side effects that could possibly develop, there is a developing interest in natural treatment options because of the fact that any risks are usually minimal when compared to the chemical alternatives. The peepal tree is known to be one of the most abundant plants when it comes to medicinal property. Some of the other names by which the tree is known as include Bo tree, Bodhi tree, Jari, Pipalla, Bodhidruma and Arani amongst many others. The tree itself is a rather large, fast growing deciduous tree that has very prominently heart shaped leaves. The branches are widespread and shed its leaves in the months of March and April. The tree is most commonly found in India, where it is also worshiped by followers of the Hindu and Buddhist religions.

The useful parts of the plant include the bark and the leaves – from which most of the essential oils are extracted. These oils are highly regarded in the treatment of a number of medical conditions. Constipation, for instance, can be easily treated with the help of Peepal tree leaves by simply drying and powdering the leaf with the help of a mortar and pestle before adding equal parts of anise seeds and jaggery to the powder before mixing all the ingredients. Mix about one spoon of the mixture to an 8 ounce glass of water and mix properly before drinking. Repeat this as many times as possible in order to relieve constipation. Suffering from dysentery can also be treated with the help of chopped peepal leaves, ground together with coriander and sugar to create a mixture that should be chewed slowly over the course of the day until your digestive tract appears to be more at ease. Skin ailments such as boils, bumps and inflammations can also be treated with the help of peepal leaves. All you need to do is smear the leaf with clarified butter and heat slowly over a low flame. This leaf should then be wrapped around the affected skin in a bandage in order to allow the healing properties to have proper effect. This treatment is also known to be helpful when dealing with other medical conditions such as mumps and can be used as regularly as possible until the condition has been successfully treated. Ear infections can also be treated by simply holding the leaves near a flame and then collecting the juice as it drips in order to later, once the extract has cooled to apply it into the ear with the help of a medicinal dropper. The bark extract of the tree is also known to be very useful in dealing with medical complications such as inflammations of the neck and glandular swellings. The root bark extract can be useful in dealing with problems such as clean ulcers, stomatitis and the promotion of granulations. Old traditions also show that the root ark, when chewed on a regular basis, is very beneficial in the treatment of tooth and gum infections. The fruit of the peepal tree, in powdered form, is known to be especially beneficial when it comes to dealing with asthma and any urinary troubles that you may be faced with.

No risks or dangers of any of the peepal tree extracts have been found and the consensus amongst experts also shows that it carries no risks at all. In the event that you have persisted with peepal tree extract treatments for any of the medical problems that it is known to be beneficial with, and still not been able to get better, it is highly recommended that you approach your physician for a consultation on the same.