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Bodhi Tree Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Bodhi Tree
Glycemic Index / Load
Bo Tree, Bodhi Tree
Botanical Name
Ficus Religiosa
Hindi Name
Pipal, Asvattha
Chinese Name
Si Wei Shu
Homeopathic Name
Ficus Religiosa   -   Mother Tincture

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Bodhi Tree Cures


Action of Bodhi Tree

Nutrients in Bodhi Tree

Taste of
Bodhi Tree

Nature of
Bodhi Tree


Parts Used

Stem Bark, Fruits, Tender Shoots, Leaves, Apical Bud, Latex
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Bodhi is a tree.
It may be deciduous or semievergreen.
It grows in tropical, subtropical climates.
It grows up to 30 M.
Best used for Constipation, Heart Disease.

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Materia Medica for Bodhi Tree

Bodhi Tree General

Bodhi in hindi is Pipal. It is grown in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
It is valuable in treating Skin Diseases like Acne, Abscess, Wounds, Scabies and Warts.
juice prepared from its bark is used as mouthwash. Its roots are chewed to alleviate Gum problems.
Its leaf extract is used as Ear drops.
Its bark is beneficial for treating Adenitis (Swelling of Glands).
Its fruit has laxative properties. It eases Digestion and controls Vomiting.
Bodhi fruit is consumed in powdered form to cure Asthma.
It treats Biliousness. It controls excessive urination during Jaundice.
Bodhi leaves are used to cure Constipation.
It treats problem of Leucorrhea in women.
Its leaf infusion is consumed with honey to cure Gonorrhoea.
Bodhi tree roots are an effective treatment for Rheumatic Pain and Gout.
It is a potent cure for Lumbago.
It is an Antidote to venom of Insects bites.
Caution : Consult a Doctor before consuming it.
Keywords : Skin Problems, Oral Ailments, Adenitis, Vomiting, Asthma, Constipation, Leucorrhea, Gonorrhoea, Rheumatism, Gout, Lumbago Insect Bite.
Single Herb

Bodhi Tree for External Bleeding

Raw juice of Bodhi Tree is used to stop Bleeding.

Bodhi Tree for Mumps

Take some leaves of Bodhi Tree. Apply a layer of ghee over it. Warm it. Bandage it over the affected areas.

Bodhi Tree for Pain

Bodhi Tree leaves mixed with Jaggery leaves, and taken in the form of pills.

Bodhi Tree for Gout

Prepare a juice of Bodhi Tree fresh bark. Take it, twice a day.

Bodhi Tree for Stomach Diseases

Prepare a decoction of Bodhi Tree bark. Take it, twice a day.

Bodhi Tree for Infertility

Boil 10 g leaves bud of Bodhi Tree in 50 ml Milk until Milk evaporates. Cool. Eat it twice a day.

Bodhi Tree for Earache

Crush leaves of Bodhi Tree. Extract its juice. Use it as an Ear Drop.

Bodhi Tree for Gum Diseases

Cut roots of Bodhi Tree in small pieces. Chew them twice a day. Do not swallow.

Bodhi Tree for Asthma

Powder the dried fruit of Bodhi Tree. Take quarter tsp of it with lukewarm water. Have it twice a day.

Bodhi Tree for Dysentery

Take equal quantity of Bodhi Tree leaves with Coriander leaves. Chew it with Sugar.

Bodhi Tree for Constipation

Dry the fruit of Bodhi Tree. Powder it. Take 4 g of it with same quantity of Sugar during bed time.

Bodhi Tree for Vomiting

Burn the bark of Bodhi Tree. Mix quarter tsp of it in a cup of warm water. Stir and filter. Drink it once a day.

Bodhi Tree for Piles

Crush dried leaves of Bodhi Tree to make powder. Take quarter tsp of it with warm water once a day.

Bodhi Tree for Burns

Make paste of dried bark powder of Bodhi Tree with water. Apply it locally.

Bodhi Tree for Bruises

Grind fresh leaves of Bodhi Tree with Jaggery. Make small pills of about 1 g. Take 1 pill with Milk once a day.

Bodhi Tree for Abscess

Fry leaves of Bodhi Tree in Clarified Butter. Apply it over Abscess when bearable hot. Its regular use will burst the Abscess and remove pus from it.

Bodhi Tree for Arthritis

Make leaf decoction of Bodhi Tree. Pour it over painful joints.

Bodhi Tree for Stomatitis

Mix Honey with bark powder of Bodhi Tree to make paste. Apply it over cavity area in Mouth. Its regular use will cure Stomatitis.

Bodhi Tree as an Aphrodisiac

Boil 3 g each of fruit, roots, leaves and bark of Bodhi Tree with Milk. Take 6 ml of it by adding some Sugar or Honey. Have it once a day.

Bodhi Tree for Premature Ejaculation

Powder the dried fruits of Bodhi Tree. Take 5 g of it with warm Milk at night.

Bodhi Tree for Cracked Heels

Apply latex obtained from bark of Bodhi Tree over Cracked Heels.

Bodhi Tree for Scabies

Dust dried bark powder of Bodhi Tree over infected area. Use it regularly.
OR : Prepare a decoction of the bark. Add some Honey and apply on the affected skin.

Bodhi Tree for Itching

Mix Coconut oil with bark powder of Bodhi Tree. Apply it over Itchy areas.

Bodhi Tree for Urinary Tract Infection

Make an infusion with bark of Bodhi Tree for 8 hours. Use it to wash your vaginal area after urination.

Bodhi Tree for Ear Infection

Use warm leaf juice of Bodhi Tree as Ear Drop.

Bodhi Leaves for Heart Diseases

Take 15-20 leaves. Cut the upper and Lower part of all the leaves. Bring to boil. Prepare a decoction. Have 1/3 glass daily for 15 days.
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Herbal Treatment For Lower Back Pain 9

Mix One gram each of the gum of Drumstick ( Sahjan in India ), Bodhi Tree ( Pipal in India ) fruit and Partridge Berry with 3 grams dry ginger ( Adrak in India ). Boil this mixture in milk. Drink twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Respiratory Diseases 5

Take the following herbs :
Bay Leaf : Tejpatta : Leaves : Dried : Crushed : 1 tablespoon
Bodhi Tree : Pipal : Leaves : Dried : Crushed : 1 tablespoon
Mix them together. Have a pinch once a day with water.
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Vineet Jain
19 Oct 2015
Your site is giving excellent information. Please provide the pictures of the herbs and the disease, so one can identify more clearly both, the herb and the disease.
30 Apr 2018
hello, can you please tell me what benefit is the sap of the tree? thank you.
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20 Oct 2015
Dear Vineet Jain
Thank you for the appreciation. We surely consider your feedback important.
Our designing team is working on the aspect you have mentioned. We will soon provide the provision of images of the Herbs for the users.

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This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Sakthi ( Tamilnadu )
28 Jun 2016
Dear sir,
shall we picking leaves,bark,fruits of the bodhi tree.wash it and eat directly?
30 Jun 2016
Sakthi Why do you wish to eat the leaves ?
Are you suffering from some disorder?
Let us know the condition that you wish to cure, only then we can provide you the answer.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Pk singh ( India/karnataka )
08 Jul 2016
what is the best herbal medicine of peepal tree to cure Asthma or COPD diagnosis.
13 Jul 2016
Dear PK
The Bodhi tree bark powder is used to cure Asthma, But I have never come across with such evidences for COPD.
Geetha ( Tamilnadu )
19 Jul 2016
Can we have this tree at-home.will there be any I'll effects?
26 Jul 2016
Dear Geetha
Yes, why not. Trees are always good for us. And this is the only tree that releases oxygen at night time too. So just go for it.
Kuldeep ( India )
26 Jul 2016
Could it cure carpal tunnel syndrome
26 Jul 2016
Dear Kuldeep
Take one dose of Hypericum from a Homeopathy shop. And do hand exercises. But make sure you only take one dose.
Josh ( NSW )
28 Jul 2016
I studied that this herb is good for epilepsy, I want to buy some in what type pills or liquid
29 Jul 2016
Dear Josh
Yes, You may use its extract for Epilespy. To buy Pills or extract you may look online. As such we do not deal with sales and purchase.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
29 Jul 2016
Dear Josh
Well, I have never heard about the use of this plant for Epilepsy.
Mannley Collins ( United Kingdom )
18 Aug 2016
I have read in Ayurvedic texts that the stewed sweetened fruit of the Bodhi tree have great efficacy in curing "mental problems"--is that so?
When I lived in India during the 1980s(as a Vedic Wanderer)I met many Sadoos who praised this fruit as a means to have insight into the meaning of existence.
Lack of insight into the meaning of existence could be said to be the root cause of all "mental problems".
PLEASE help me.
01 Sep 2016
Hi Friends,

is it useful for sperm count increase ?
02 Sep 2016
Raja I do not think so. The herbs for you are :
Sida Cordifolia capsules. Take one everyday for a month and Mucuna Pruriens. Eat one capsule every day for a month.
These two herbs will not only increase the sperm count, but will also improve the quantity and quality of sperms.
Shashank ( India )
04 Sep 2016
I have started taking juice of peeple.leaves for heart blockages...but after 5 days,i am feeling pains around the heart especially on the upper side and left side of the heart as also the left hand.. is it a side effect..shall I stop the treatment
08 Sep 2016
Shashank Why are you taking Bodhi leaves for heart blockage. Garlic is the best herb for you. Crush 2 cloves of Garlic with hand. Leave it aside for 15 minutes and then eat them with a glass of water. Are you taking any other herb or drugs for it ? If yes, then share with us. Drink Cayenne pepper added in hot water. Every day for a week
Ankit Agrawal ( India )
06 Sep 2016
Sir, My father has 90% blockages in heart and doctor has suggested bypass surgery for him after 2 months. So is there anything by which blockages can be reduced or anything that can be beneficial for him??? ( someone told me that giving him water in which pipal leaves are boiled would be highly beneficial in reducing blockages. Is that going to work?)
08 Sep 2016
The herb that will help to reduce the blockage in the heart is Cayenne. Add half teaspoon of cayenne pepper to a cup of hot water. Drink it twice a day for a few weeks. Drink Ginger tea every day.
Also Hawthorn capsules can be taken, but avoid it if he is already taking any other drugs for heart.
Bhawani ( India )
08 Sep 2016
Sir in how many days seizure disorder will be cured by using peepal leaves extracts and what is proper way of consumption as I am suffering from the disease from last ten years and I have adopted so many home remedies as well as well known doctors.
Shivanand ( India/Karnataka )
21 Dec 2016
I am suffering from constipation for a long time now. What part of the peepal tree to use for curing chronic constipation.
27 Dec 2016
You will be needing the fruit of Pipal tree. Dry it. Powder it and take 2-3 gm of this powder with equal amount f sugar during your bed time.
Poornima S ( India/Karnataka )
01 Feb 2017
I am having a lot of fat accumulation in areas of thighs and hips. I want to get rid of the same by external application in the form of paste, powder or oil. What part of the peppal is useful for this.how can prepare and apply? Kindly advise.
Mrikula Anand ( India )
07 Feb 2017
The best way to reduce the accumulated fat on your thighs and hips is a regular massage with Apple Cider Vinegar.
- Take 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. Add a tablespoon of Olive oil to it. Mix it well and apply the solution on your thigh. Gently massage the thigh for 2 minutes. Leave it for 30 minutes. Wash it off using warm water.
Repeat the procedure, twice a day for a month.
-Practice Yoga
-Regular Exercise is the fastest way to reduce the deposited fat. I suggest you to go for cycling daily. You may also join swimming classes.
Amit Kohli ( India )
05 Feb 2017
My sister is a patient of asthma and she is taking allopathic medicine since long but not getting the long term results, thanks to you she is about to start the above mentioned peepal medicines but she is in bit confusion that is there any side effects of this or will asthma attack occurs if she will take above medicines with allopathic medicines.?
Your quick response would be appreciated
07 Feb 2017
Amit Kohli.
We would like to inform you that Asthma has many shades and aggravations. It needs to be examined in detail before she takes any herb. So, you will have to give us details, like, How did it start?
Since when is she suffering from it?
When is it worse, during the day or night?
When is she better. What is the effect of weather and temperature?
Is there anyone else in your family who is suffering from it, like your parents or grandparents?
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Pramila ( Karnataka )
14 Feb 2017
Hi sir/madam,

I am 39 years old. I have 9 yrs old son. Now I want to have one more baby. Past 6 months we are trying didn't conceive. When I consulted a gynocologist , after scanning and blood checkup she said there is no problem. Due to age factor AMH is low. To increase the egg count she asked me to take Ashoke churna and Ashwath churna.I got Ashoka churna but Ashwath not yet. Is it available with you? And can I hope for good?
Shobhna Desai
16 Feb 2017
If the doctor said the AMH is low, it means the ovarian reserves are depleting. And with age, it does. So, first of all, you need to manage your Stress level. It is one of the major causes of it.
AVOID : dairy products, soy, red meat, especially high in animal fats and also avoid wheat.
ALKALIZE YOUR BODY. Take Baking Soda with a glass of water. Add a pinch of Baking Soda to water and drink it regularly for 21 days. Include Seafood in your daily diet, take Royal Jelly capsules, one every day for a month. Vitamin E is very very important for you. Include food rich in it.
Massage of abdomen area and feet acupuncture will also help.
Acupuncture has really shown great results in such cases. you must give it a try.
10 Mar 2017
My daughter is 17 yrs old, lacks confidence, not able to keep pace with peers and afraid of spiders
So letting things go. She genuinely wants to try,but gives up easily. We were asked to apply Arasam pattai on her forehead by an astrologer so that her insight is better
Can you suggest best remedy to improve her confidence, concentration and memory to score well in her board exams
Thank you sir
16 Mar 2017
Kalpana. You can give your daughter a homeopathic remedy called Natrum Muriaticum 10 m.
Give her only one dose.
Do not repeat at all.
Share the results after 7 days. This shall help her.
Tofic ( Maharashtra )
17 Apr 2017
I suffering from penis disorder doctor diagnose abscess at my penis left side so i eat pipal leaves and gumber leaves from past three days but now i am suffering constipation i thing because of eat leaves is it right? what i will do please reply
24 Apr 2017
Dear Tofic.
Is the abscess painful ? Is it white in color or is this abscess pink ?
Are you sure it is not a boil and abscess only.
Have you seen any discharge from it ?
Is the area around the abscess red or is it blue?
You can stop the intake if you suffer from constipation. Answer the questions we have asked, then we can provide you a cure.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Priyanka ( India )
11 May 2017
How ficus religiosa acts in mukhapaka/stomatitis.means whats the guna karma of this drug and how it works on this disease?
Priyanka priyadarsini meher ( Odisha )
11 May 2017
What is the guna karma of ashvattha(Ficus religiosa)and how it works in stomatitis/mukhapaka
Shubham jain ( India )
18 Jul 2017
Can I take powder of pipal's root To cure nightfall and control frequent urination.
14 Nov 2017
This is the link for you---- https://herbpathy.com/Herbal-Treatment-for-Night-Fall-Cid100
Mamatha ( INDIA )
12 Aug 2017
Its very nice to hear the uses of Bodhi tree, its very useful information. Thank you for sharing the same.
Asia Begum ( Andhra Pradesh )
13 Aug 2017
Pl suggest an effective herbal cure for polyendocrinopathy with hypoparathyroidism and early medullarynephrocalcinosis.
Ish ( Guyana )
29 Aug 2017
Can I use bodhi leave for colestorol and thyroid
29 Aug 2017
Ish guyana can I use bodhi leave for high colestorol and for thyroid
Jagdish prasad dubey ( Karnataka )
26 Nov 2017
Eating bel fruits leaves will cause damage to penis ???
30 Apr 2018
Hello, can you please tell me what is the benefit of the sap of the Bodhi/peepal tree?
Sonypriya ( India telangana )
07 Jan 2019
From one yr onwards no pregnancy symptoms what is the reason am not getting i need to get pregnant early for my family purpose so shall i drink boiled peepal leafs water. Let me know
14 Nov 2019
Dear Sir,
how to use PIPAL tree in UTI(urine tract infection).

21 Nov 2019
Dear Irshad, Try the following as an effective cure for UTI:
1. Take leaves decoction of Stinging Nettle 2 times a day.
2. Put a pinch of Baking Soda in a glass of water. Have in once in the day.
3. Eat Cranberries, blueberries, Pineapple, Curd Take these for 15 days.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Rahuul Chopda ( MAHARASHTRA )
15 Jun 2020
My Relative (23years Male) has OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder) since the last approx 5years.
He is Currently on Allopathic Medicine viz. Prodep 20 mg.? ; Veniz XR 150 mg. ; ?Veniz XR 37.5 mg.? ; Trincalm Plus.
He wants to get cured completely , has tried Treatments of Psychiatrist , Psychologist , Homepathy , etc.
Kindly advise Cure.
Devi ( KL,Malaysia )
25 Sep 2020
Dear Sir/Madam

We heard the leaves are a good source of antioxidant and have started consuming it.
We feel good and energetic after consuming it.
5-8 leaves boiled with 3 glasses of water and when reduced to 1/3, we consume it. Taste good as well.
Is this anti-cancerous?
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