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
Description : 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.