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Ingredient Name : Ficus carica Linn.

Arabic Name : Teen, Himaat

Bengali Name : Doomoor, Anjir

Chinese Name : Wu hua kuo

English Name : Common Fig

French Name : Figuier commun, Figue

German Name : Feigenbaum, Echte Feige

Gujarati Name : Anjra

Hindi Name : Anjir, Anjeer

Kannada Name : Anjura, Anjuri

Kashmiri Name : Injeer, Unjoor

Latin name : Ficus carica Linn.

Marathi Name : Anjir

Persian Name : Injeer, Anjeer

Sanskrit Name : Anjira, Phalgu, Manjula

Urdu Name : Injeer Zard, Anjeer


The fruit is highly demulcent, digestive, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, galactagogue, nutritive, tonic and vermifuge. It is also a blood purifier and has mild laxative properties. Vitamins B1 and B2 are also found in figs. B1, Thiamine, is essential in the breakdown of carbohydrates, a process from which we derive energy. Vitamin B1 also maintains the normal function of the nervous system and heart. Vitamin B2, Riboflavin, is essential for cell growth and enzymatic reactions from which the body metabolises proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. B2 also promotes healthy skin, eyes and mucous membranes. A decoction of figs is useful as a demulcent to soothe mucous membranes of the lungs for colds. Also indicated in general debility, psoriasis, eczema, intestinal worms, enlargement of liver and spleen, piles, chronic constipation and in jaundice. Preliminary evidence suggests that fig has antioxidant properties and may be beneficial in type 1 diabetes.

Figs are also used in leucoderma as it contains ‘furocoumarin’ which is responsible for this action.

Recommended Dosage: 2-3 pc of dry fig.

Contraindication: Figs have no known warnings or contraindications.