Peepal – The Holy Fig
Also called Boddhi or Ashwattha tree, it is considered sacred as it releases oxygen even at night. According to the Skanda Purana, Lord Vishnu was born, and resided under the Peepal. He likens himself as Ashwattha tree, in the Bhagavad Gita. The Peepal represents the trinity of Bhrama, Vishnu, and Shiva – the roots being Bhrama, the trunk, Vishnu, and the leaves, Shiva.
According to the science of Ayurveda, every part of Pipal tree is useful for treating numerous health issues and ailments. It can cure as many as 50 disorders, including diarrhoea, epilepsy and gastric troubles.
It works powerfully on Kapha (Water) and Pitta (Fire) Dosha imbalances.