Ficus Religiosa or sacred fig is a species of fig native to the India. It is also known as the Bodhi tree, Peepal tree or Ashwattha tree. Peepal is a large, fast growing deciduous tree. It has a heart shaped leaves. It is a medium size tree and has a large crown with the wonderful wide spreading branches. It is one of the longest living trees. Peepal tree is easily propagated through the seeds or through the cuttings. It can grow in any type of soil. It requires full sunlight and proper watering. The Peepal is used extensively in Ayurveda. The Peepal tree has its own symbolic meaning of Enlightenment and peace.