Lote tree leaves have many health and spiritual benefits. The leaves of this tree, also known as nabak, are rich in vitamins and minerals and have therapeutic effects that fight many ill conditions. They are used in the making of natural wound disinfectants and are strong components of a herbal shampoo that reduces dandruff and head lice. They also act as a sedative for anxiety and tension without making the person sleepy. They help the body get rid of stress, chemicals, and other harmful elements that are toxic to the body.
In the Quran, Allah describes the beautiful and heavenly Paradise as “amongst lote trees.” The Lote Tree on the Boundary (sidrat al-muntaha) occupies an important place in Muslim conceptualisations of paradise and the prophet Muhammad’s heavenly night journey and ascension (mi’raj).
Its medicinal properties include antibacterial properties, which is why it is used to clean bodies before they are buried. Its astringent and lenitive qualities treat indigestion, heavy menstrual bleeding, and colic. The leaf extract can be used to soothe toothache and gum infections. Boiling the leaves can also reduce wrinkles and enhance skin elasticity in postmenopausal women, according to an article published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology.
Celtis Australis, the lote tree, or European hackberry, is a deciduous tree native to South Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor. It has long leaves, rough on the surface and furry beneath, dark grey green throughout the year, fading to yellow in autumn, with small apetalous wind pollinated flowers. It produces dark berries in clusters that attract birds and other wildlife. lote tree leaves