A Banyan tree & its uses
Banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis Linn.)
A Banyan tree belong to mulberry family. it is a laticiferous tree with reddish fruits. it is widely used in skin disease treatment & blood predominance. Each and every part of this tree used for medicinal purposes . Aerial roots,stem bark, root bark, leaves, vegetative buds and milky exudate are used in medicine. The sap treats external skins bruising and inflammations. The bark & seeds are used as a tonic to cool the body & treat diabetes. For skin ulcers, dysentery, and toothaches roots and saps are used. Its Fig is used for variety of disorders like diarrhea,polyuria,Dental,diabetes and urine disorders.the fruit exercises a soothing effect on skin and mucus membranes, alleviates swelling & Pain and serve as a mild purgative. Leaf buds of banyan tree are beneficial in treatment of chronic diarrhea and dysentery if soaked in water overnight and taken as infusion in in the treatment of these diseases. A few drops of latex of banyan tree taken with milk can cure bleeding piles. Arial roots are beneficial in strengthening teeths and gums if chewed and brushed.