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& Ficus Carica Linn

English Name: Common Fig

Arabic Name: Teen, Himaat

Urdu Name: Injeer Zard, Anjeer

Family: Moraceae | Distribution: Asia, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Algeria, Morocco, Portugal

Parts used: Roots, Leaves, and Fruits

Medicinal Uses | This is used in different disorders such as gastrointestinal (colic, indigestion, loss of appetite, and diarrhea), respiratory (sore throats, coughs, and bronchial problems), inflammatory and cardiovascular disorders. Fig has been traditionally used for its medicinal benefits as metabolic, cardiovascular, respiratory, antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory remedies. The root is tonic, useful in leucoderma and ringworm. The fruit is sweet, antipyretic, tonic, purgative useful in inflammation, weakness, paralysis, thirst “Vatta diseases” of the head, diseases of liver and spleen, pain in the chest, cures piles, stimulate the growth of hair. The milky juice is expectorant, diuretic, and dangerous for the eye. Fig latex is used as an anthelmintic. The Ficus carica leaf has been reported hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective and latex reported the anthelmintic activity. This plant has significant variation in Iran.

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