Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Chhoti Pippal
Pippal also called as the sacred fig is a native plant to the Indian subcontinent. The tree is also known as peepal, pippala, peepul, and bodhi tree. It has other names as well such as aswattha. The fruits of these trees are small figs known as Chhoti Pippal. Chhoti Pippal is considered to be of great religious value along with its medicinal properties.
Some Uses of Chhoti Pippal
They are of great medicinal value and they are used as a cure for diseases like:
- Skin diseases
- Bacterial Infection
- Sexually Transmitted infections like Gonorrhoea
- Cuts and Wounds
- Gastric problems
- Inflammatory disorders
Other Benefits of Chhotti Pippali
Chhoti Pippal grows best in a hot and humid climate.
The hills of Assam and West Bengal have the best cultivation of Chhoti Pippal. Pippal trees can also be used as ornamental trees.
- The phytoconstituents present in Chhoti Pippal helps in preventing the symptoms of various diseases. The level of glucose in the blood is significantly reduced with the regular use of Chhoti Pippal.
- Pippali taken with milk is also said to be good for our livers.
- It even helps you to lose weight when consumed in proper doses. It helps you obliterate the extra fat on your body and keeps you fit and slim.
- It is believed that it also helps to deal with headaches induced by diseases like cholera. It also helps to cure Malaria when taken with honey.
- Pippali is also believed to be of help during tuberculosis. It helps to prevent damage to the liver which would have been otherwise caused by the drugs taken during T.B.
- It is also believed to be of great help during old age, as it eases much of the pain in our bodies.
- Chhoti Pippal helps in the menstruation process of women as well. It reduces the menstrual pain and helps to regulate the period cycle in women. It should also be given to women would have just given birth.
It is undoubtedly one of the most precious boons of the Ayurveda but it can have adverse effects on your health if not taken as directed by the physician. You can always eat it after meals. Always remember to consult a physician to know about the dose and the time of consuming Chhoti Pippal. Avoid operating heavy machinery and driving after the consumption of Chhoti Pippal.