Latin name: Ficus benghalensis
Sanskrit/Indian name: Vata
A few drops of the latex of the banyan tree mixed In milk and taken daily helps to cure bleeding piles.
The juice and fruits are useful as externally applied medicines for cuts, bruises, sores and ulcers. Banyan fruit and juice are used in rheumatism, lumbago, tooth and gum aches.
Health benefits of the banyan tree also result in the treatment of female sterility. In this treatment the roots of the banyan tree should be dried and then ground to a fine powder which should then be mixed with five times the quantity of milk and consumed for three nights consecutively after every menstruation cycle till the woman conceives