Peepal tree is considered highly sacred, as people are of the belief that Lord Vishnu and many other Gods used to reside underneath it. Peepul plant is regarded as the representation of various Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The tree is also believed to be associated with the Mother Goddess during the period of Indus Valley civilization. People revere the Pipal tree and also perform a puja in its dedication.
The botanical name of Peepal is Ficus religiosa. This holy plant is
known by different names in different languages like Bodhi in Sanskrit,
Piplo in Gujrati, Al or Aryal in Malayalam etc. It is said that peepal
tree protects mankind from the evil eye and also keeps away dreadful
dreams. Mentions have been made about the holiness of Peepal tree in
Vedas. Well, apart from its religious significance, Peepal tree is also
known for its medicinal value. To know about the benefits and uses of
Peepal plant, read on
Origin of Peepal
Tree In the Hindu religion, Peepal tree has a lot of reverence and
significance for people. People worship the tree and perform a puja.
But, nobody really knows anything about its history & origin. Well,
there are also some interesting legends associated with the Peepal tree.
The tree is known for its heart shaped leaves that have long narrowing
tips. The origin of peepal tree can be traced back to the times of Indus
Valley Civilization (3000 BC - 1700 BC) in the Mohenjodaro city.
Peepal tree is of great medicinal value. Its leaves serve as a
wonderful laxative as well as tonic for the body. It is especially
useful for patients suffering from Jaundice. It helps to control the
excessive amount of urine released during jaundice. The leaves of Peepal
are highly effective in treating heart disorders. It helps to control
the palpitation of heart and thereby combat the cardiac weakness.