Significance of Plants and Herbs in Astrology

Significance of Plants and Herbs in Astrology

Vedic Astrology is the ancient and traditional science that has been practised since times immemorial in the Indian pretext. It has deep roots and links with the Indian culture and traditions which is reflected in the old Indian scriptures and the belief that the modern population possesses.

Vedic Astrology has links to many living beings such as animals, birds, plants, herbs etc and all these carry certain Astrological significance and are considered to be very auspicious and scared. Among them, plants and herbs are of great significance and have an important role in Vedic Astrology.

These plants and herbs have been associated with Astrological planets and have profound links in terms of their potential to limit or enhance the effects of these planets as part of Vedic Astrology’s remedial methods. In the ancient scriptures like Vedas, the significances that these plants and herbs carry has been narrated in depth and give a glimpse of why these are regarded so sacred.

It is believed that plants and herbs a holy and divine relationship with the Lords, especially lords Brahma and Shiva, and mention of this is also there in the Vedas. Lord Brahma’s hair is said to have given rise to trees and vegetation. Trees are like Lord Shiva, who took poison and then offered nectar to everybody for the sake of life’s flourishing; similarly, plants and herbs inhale poisonous carbon dioxide gas and release oxygen, which is there in atmosphere and is used by others like humans and animals for their survival.  

We now explore the Astrological significance of few auspicious plants and herbs which we come across and simultaneously also understand the crucial role they play our lives, our customs and traditions and their features.



Tulsi is revered in Indian culture and has been a part of the Indian homes since ancient times. Tulsi comes in four varieties: Rama Tulsi, Vana Tulsi, Krishna Tulsi, and Kapoor Tulsi. Each has its own set of characteristics, such as Rama tulsi being the sweetest of all, Vana tulsi being fragrant, Krishna tulsi being purple in colour and Kapoor tulsi being aromatic. Rama tulsi is a holy plant that is utilised in religious ceremonies.

Tulsi has a wide range of therapeutic qualities and is thought to be a good immune booster due to its high zinc and vitamin C content. Antifungal and antibacterial drugs are also made with it.

Tulsi is regarded as one of holiest plants in Hinduism. It takes a place of religious devotion in the home, particularly among women, and is known as a symbol of wifehood and motherhood. Tulsi, the wife of Vishnu and known as Vrinda in the Vedas, is a goddess.

Tusli vivah is a Hindu festival held on Ekadashi of Kartik month, Shukla paksha (brighter lunar cycle phase) to commemorate the marriage of the Tulsi plant with Shaligram incarnation Lord Vishnu. It also marks the start of the Hindu marriage season.

To worship the Tulsi plant, an oil lamp is lit beside it, and offerings of water, turmeric, and flowers are given. Worshiping the Tulsi plant is thought to purify the body, mind, and soul, bringing inner calm. It is a great plant as it brings spiritual enlightenment in life for you. This is the best remedy for removing stress from life. It also provides energy and makes you active.  

Tulsi is thought to have great astrological ability in lessening the negative effects of the planet Moon. Revering and worship of Tulsi strengthens your 1, 5, and 9 houses in your horoscope and makes your chart stronger. It has also been related to Venus and brings relief from ill effects of Venus. It also alleviates Pitra Dosha which one may be experiencing in life in terms of hurdles in all the activities. This also brings and end to the hardships of married life.


Akada is a common plant that may be found in abundance in the surrounding region. Akaua, Madar, Mandar, and Arsh are some of its common names.

White Akada is regarded sacred and utilised as a holy plant in Hindu religion. Offering the leaves of the Akada plant to Lord Shiva is seen to be the finest way to satisfy and adore him. If you worship Lord Shiva using Akada flower, you will be blessed by Lord Shiva. You can place an Akada plant in front of your house to keep ill-effects from entering and to counteract the effects of any dark magic done against you.

The Akada tree and its bloom have astrological importance in pleasing Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha, which will strengthen the planets Sun and Ketu in your chart and produce desired outcomes. This might also be used to counteract the negative effects of the Sun and Ketu.

As good Astrological remedies also, this has been used and it is believed that an idol fashioned from the root of the Akada tree is extremely sacred, and it should be kept in your puja room and worshipped on a daily basis to receive Lord Ganesha’s blessings, this may bring respite from the ill effects of planets and houses of which Lord Ganesha is associated. In addition, keeping the root of the Akada plant covered in red fabric in a clean and safe part of your house brings money, peace, and happiness into your household.



Peepal plants and trees are also known by the names ashvattha, bodhi, peepul, and pippala. Nobody, in general, grows a peepal since they are thought to be inauspicious. Cutting down a peepal is also harmful since it causes negativity in the home, marital discord, and family problems.

The ancient scripture ‘Brahma purana’, on the other hand, claims that the devil once overcame Lord Vishnu and then concealed himself in a peepal tree. As a result, the peepal tree is revered as a saviour for Lord Brahma, emphasising its significance. People worship it to honour Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh, the gods of the trinity. It is both religiously and medicinally significant.

Peepal carries lots of Astrological significances. Worshiping it is said to bring good luck, and using its wood to conduct ‘havan’ for the planet Jupiter is seen to be particularly auspicious.

You may worship the peepal by burning a small oil lamp beneath it and reciting the Hanuman chalisa, which would bring you pleasure and success, and also keep you protected from the ill effects of Saturn or Shani. On Saturdays, offering water to peepal is highly helpful in wading away the Shani dosh.

If its leaves are soaked in water and then used for bathing, it is thought to provide relief from Mangal Dosha. On Saturday, offering milk to a peepal is thought to satisfy Shani Dev, resolving all your issues, the negative effects of Rahu Ketu, and any other ‘Pitra dosha’.

Growth and prosperity of children, resolution of marital troubles, bringing stability to your ideas and deeds, expanding your business or improving your work skill, and improvement in health-related concerns are all positive outcomes brought about by the Peepal.


Banyan plant                                                


The banyan plant is regarded as a sacred, and according to Hindu texts, it is known as God Creator and represents energy. According to Hindu mythology, the shelter provided by the banyan tree is known as kalpavriksha, which indicates that if you worship the tree, it would grant your wishes and fulfil your desires. It stands for life, development, knowledge, and power. Because it is connected with ‘Yamraj,’ the deity of death, it should not be planted close to your home.

According to a Hindu legend, Savitri was able to gratify ‘Yamraj’ by resurrecting her dead spouse Satyavan, and in memory of this day, Banyan Savitri Vrat or Vat Savitri Vrat is observed. This is a fast and pooja performed by women. It is observed in North India with faith and as a way of paying reverence to the Banyan tree. Unmarried girls fast for the bridegroom of their choosing, while women worship the Banyan tree for longevity of their husband.

According to astrology, offering water in the roots of the banyan plant and nurturing it to grow into a tree and worshipping Lord Shiva on Saturday would provide relief from the affects of Rahu and Shani. Chanting the Shani mantra 108 times while sitting under a banyan tree will also help reduce Shani’s influence, this is useful during the dasha and mahadasha of Shani. Worshiping the Banyan tree provides pleasure and good luck to married couples and brings peace and happiness in their married life, their issues get resolved.                                         


Bel Patra

This plant has a great significance and it has been associated to the lord Shiva. Goddess Paravati is said to live atop the Bel patra tree, according to Hindu mythology. Because Goddess Paravati is Lord Shiva’s wife, worshipping this tree pleases him and one may seek his blessings. It is said that just touching Bel patra can cleanse you of all illnesses, wrongdoings, and negativity, as the energy of lord Shiva and goddess Parrvati resides here.

Lord Shiva is notorious for his fierce temper, and because of its cooling properties, you can calm the temper of Lord Shiva by giving bel  offerings to the Shivalinga. Because leaves have the power to absorb Lord Shiva’s vast energy, they serve as a conduit for approaching him.

According to the Hindu text Skandapurana, Goddess Parvati’s sweat drops fell on Mandrachal mountain, and the Bel tree sprang out of these sweat droplets. This provides an auspicious and spiritual link for these trees.

Astrological significances and remedial poojas have a great connection and impact. During the Shravan month, offering bel leaves to Lord Shiva and repeating the Shiva Mantra Om Nam Shivay can bring you the desired outcomes and this is a very powerful astrological remedy. On Chaturthi, amayasaya, Ashtami, Chaturdashi, and Sankranti, plucking Bel Parta leaves is considered unlucky.

Lord Shiva is the god connected with the planet Sun, while Goddess Parvati is associated with the Moon, hence worshipping Lord Shiva by presenting bel patra leaves is said to help improve the astrological effects of the Sun and Moon.

Shami plant

The ancient Hindu texts Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Veda Purana all mention the Shami tree. Ravana, the great king of evil, is said to have prayed to the Shami tree for victory when he wanted to gather all the energies and use all means to defeat Lord Ram. According to the Mahabharata, the Pandvas utilised this tree to store their weapons, and Arjuna used it to hide his precious ‘Gandiva’ during his exile, hence this carries a great significance and also a means of doing astrological remedies.

Farmers worship the Shami tree on Dussahra because it provides advance warning of impending agricultural disasters, allowing them to prepare in advance. The wood of the Shami tree is regarded rare and sacred since it aids in conquering obstacles, bringing peace of mind and wealth.

The Shami tree has astrological significance in that it provides healing to those who are suffering from Shani Dosha when they worship it, especially on Saturdays. During the period of Shani, it is one of the good remedies that brings good results and protects you from Shani dosh. For a better impact of the energy of this plant, it will be better to plant Shami in a pot at home as this will provide you an easy access to worship, and in addition the influence of the energy of Shami will be obvious owing to its proximity.


Banana plant                                                                                                             

Banana plants are one of the most auspicious and worshipped plant in the Hindu culture. Having a banana tree at home is equivalent to having Devguru, Brihaspati, or Lord Vishnu.

It is believed that when wife of the sage Rishi Durvasa interrupted him while he was resting, he became enraged and cursed her to become a banana tree. After the curse was lifted, his wife requested that she be regarded as a rare and divine plant in the shape of a banana tree. Rishi Duravasa consented, and the banana tree has since gained religious significance, with its leaves considered holy and auspicious and utilised in rites.

Offerings made to Banana plant are considered a very powerful and influential remedy in Astrology.  If you wish to please Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, it is thought that you should worship the banana tree, which gives wealth, tranquilly, and physical fitness to your home. If you are suffering financial difficulties, worshipping the banana tree on Thursday can bring you rewards from Jupiter. Worshipping the Banana plant on Thursday also brings you the blessings of Jupiter for better and peaceful married life.  

Tree trunks are utilised for decoration at Hindu religious festivals and rituals because they represent prosperity and good fortune. The pair is blessed with endless love and devotion and a long-lasting connection when banana leaves are used to decorate the entry to the wedding reception. Students are meant to revere it as a source of good instruction and topic expertise. It also provides relief from negative side effects. Planting a banana tree has Vastu importance as well, since it brings money in and reduces health issues.

Offering water laced with jaggery and turmeric, putting a tilak of Sandalwood and Turmeric to the plant, and offering yellow flowers while chanting the mantra Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya are all part of the banana tree worship. And also good Astrological remedies.                                     

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