Ficus religiosa is an Ayurvedic tree used for the treatment of cough, skin diseases, improving the skin complexion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and improving the sexual potency.
It is commonly known by the terms Bodhi tree, Sacred fig, Peepal tree etc.
The milky latex obtained from the bark, root or fruit of the plant is given in a dose of 5-6 drops with honey and ghee to treat impotency and help in conceiving in females.
The decoction of the bark or root of Ficus religiosa is given in a dose of 50-60 ml to treat joint swelling and pain.
The tender leaves of Ashwattha and Vata (Ficus benghalensis) are made into paste and applied over the skin having black heads, pimples and discoloration to get the original skin tone.
Latex of Ficus religiosa is applied over wounds and bleeding spots to heal wound and control bleeding respectively.