10 Most Common Indian Trees-Sacred and Fruitful

As per Indian tradition and culture, tree is not just an object of nature, its a holy shrine and regarded as holy and considered sacred by Hindus. Bael tree is one of the most sacred Indian trees along with The banana plant, great Banyan, Big Peepal and other flowering plants. List of most common trees found in India also include Sal tree, Sagon, deodar, pine and Sheesham.

Banyan – बरगद


The great Banyan tree is one of the sacred tree in India also known as Bargad and Vatavriksh. Banyan or Bargad is the National tree of India and use for many health benefits such as Improves immune system,Antibacterial properties and control of cholesterol.

Ficus religiosa – पीपल


The peepal tree also known as Ashwatha tree hold great importance in Ayurveda to cure diseases. Peepal tree holds religious importance for Hindu in India as well for Buddhist, Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment underneath the Peepal tree now called as Bodhi Tree at the Mahabodhi Temple in Gaya.

Ficus racemosa – औडूँबर


Audumbar Tree is considered to be the most blessed tree by Dattatreya and said to have healing power. Dattatreya is a Hindu deity combination of the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

Mango Tree – आम


The mango tree is a fruiting trees native to South Asia and the fruit is national fruit of India. Its fruit and leaves are used in several religious ceremonies of Hindus.

Tamarind Tree- इमली


Imli tree is known as Tamarind Tree or Indian date tree, and its fruits are used extensively in so many Indian cuisines and around the world.

Syzygium cumini – जामुन


The jamun tree is native to India and a very popular seasonal fruit tree with immense health benefits. This tropical black berry has a unique taste, colour and flavour.

Azadirachta indica – नीम


The Neem tree is native to India and associated with Hindu festivals of Ugadi and Gudi Padva. Neem leafs are traditionally recommended during early summer in Ayurveda.

Ziziphus mauritiana – बेर


The tropical fruit tree, which is grown all over the drier parts of the Indian subcontinent. Ber tree is medium sized tree,popular for its small berries also found in the jungle and villages.

Aegle marmelos – बेल


Bael tree species is native to India and known for its medicinal values. Aegle marmelos is considered to be sacred by Hindus.

Phyllanthus emblica – आंवला


Phyllanthus emblica known as Indian gooseberry is a edible fruit and the tree is considered sacred by Hindus. The fresh fruits of the plant are used in traditional Indian medicine as well as used in various Ayurvedic herbal preparations.

– Jungle Jalebi/Pithecellobium dulce


Pithecellobium dulce or Madras thorn is considered an invasive species, also known as Jungli Jalebi, Ganga Imli and Vilayati Chinch. The tree is drought resistant and one of the most common street tree in India, leaves used as medicine and the seed pods are pods edible.

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