Sanskrit name: Vata
Botanical name: Ficus benghalensis
Habitat: It is native to India.
- Rasa (taste): Astringent
- Virya (action): Cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Dosha (Constitution): Balances pitta and vata, aggravates kapha
Banyan Tree is widely found in India and is sacred to Indian People. It has mythological importance and hence it is being worshipped all over India. Banyan tree also has therapeutic benefits and is one of the important herbs in Ayurveda. The fruit of this tree acts as a mild purgative and is used in gastrointestinal diseases. It is also beneficial in skin ailments. The banyan tree extract is used in treating teeth amd mouth diseases. It helps in regulating blood sugar level. It pacifies Pitta with its cooling effect and help with pitta related diseases.
No such information on side effects is available with this herb.