Banyan is considered a holy plant and is also known as the National tree of India. It is worshipped by many and is planted around homes and temples.
Banyan has many health benefits. It helps manage blood glucose levels by increasing insulin secretion due to its antioxidant properties. The antioxidants present in Banyan also helps to lower bad cholesterol levels. As per Ayurveda, it is useful in diarrhea and female problems like leucorrhea due to its Kashaya (astringent) property.
Banyan helps in reducing pain and inflammation associated with arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Applying a paste of Banyan bark on gums reduces inflammation of gums due to its antiinflammatory property[2-6].