Mostly, fig is cultivated in Kabul of Afghanistan. In our country, it also grows in Bangalore, Surat, Kashmir, Uttar-Pradesh, Nasik and Mysoore in enough quantity. Its tree is about 4.5-5.5 meters high. Its leaves and branches are hairy. Its raw fruit is green, which turns into red and sky blue after ripening. Dried figs are available in every season. Raw fruit is used to cook. Its seeds are used to extract oil.
Name in different languages:
Sanskrit - Kakodumbrika
Hindi - Anjeer
Marathi - Anjeer
Gujarati - Pepri
Bengali - Peyara
English - Fig
Latin - Fix kerika
Color: Fig is the mixture of red and blue in color.
Taste: It is sweet in taste.
Structure: Fig is a fruit of foreign, which is like cluster-fig. Mostly, it is found in forests and it is also known by name of ‘Bangoolar’.
Nature: It is hot in nature.
Precaution: Excessive quantity of fig may be harmful to the liver and stomach.
Bad effects removal: Almond is used to remove the bad affects of fig.
Doses: Five seeds of fig can be taken.
According to scientists, after the chemical searching of fig, it is found that fig contains 63 percent carbohydrates, 5.5 percent proteins, 7.3 percent cellulose, one percent oiliness, three percent salt portion, 1.2 percent acid, 2.3 percent ash and 20.8 percent water. Besides it, 100 grams figs contain 1.5 milligrams iron, 270 I.U of vitamin A, few amount of lime, potassium, sodium, sulphur, phosphoric acid and gum too.
Useful in Different Diseases:
- Boil 3-4 pieces of ripe fig with milk and give it to the patient to eat and after that drink remained milk before going to bed. Using this process provides relief in constipation and piles.
- Constipation is cured by taking ten grams Majoon figs before going to bed.
- Boil 5-6 pieces of fig with 250 ml water and filter it. After that, give this decoction to the patient to get relief in constipation.
- Soak two figs in water at overnight thereafter chew it in the morning and after that drink remained water. It clears the stomach.
- Soak four pieces of fig in water at overnight. In the next morning, crush these pieces with water and give it to the patient to drink. It provides relief in asthma and eliminates constipation too.
- Eating figs regularly is useful to eliminate chronic constipation.
- Eating 2-4 fruits of fig cause loose-motion. Keep attention that while taking its milk should not be dripped on the skin otherwise it generates inflammation and small pox on the body.
- Honey should be taken with figs while eating meals because constipation does not occur again by using this formula.
- If the phlegm discharges in asthma, the patient should take figs because it is a good remedy. It brings out phlegm and provides relief in asthma too.
- Take some figs regularly to eliminate chronic constipation. It helps in stool clearly. Boil 2-4 dried figs with milk and take it twice a day, it reduces phlegm quantity. It also enhances the body strength and cures asthma.
3. Excessive thirst: One should eat figs because it quenches the over thirst.
4. Mouth blisters: This disease is cured by applying figs juice on the blisters.
5. Leucorrhoea: Give 2 spoons of fig juice to the suffered woman with honey regularly to cure both the types of leucorrhoea.
- Immerse a cotton piece in fig milk and put it on the affected tooth and press it. it provides relief in toothache
- Soak a cotton piece in milk of fig plant and put it in affected teeth. Using this process is beneficial to destroy the teeth worms and end toothache.
7. Diabetes Mellitus: Take 3-4 pieces of fig and chew ten grams black sesame. It is useful to eliminate constipation.
8. Pimples: One should apply milk of raw fig on the pimples thrice a day.
9. Different type of skin diseases:
- Milk of raw fig is useful to cure all the types of skin diseases.
- Apply fig milk on the affected parts to cure ringworm and pimples with itching.
- Eating almond and date-palm with figs is useful to cure skin diseases as ringworm, pimples and itching.
10. Body weakness:
- Chew ripe fig with equal quantity of aniseed for forty days regularly to end body weakness.
- Boil figs with milk and take it with remained milk. It increases body strength and increases blood amount.
11. Blood purifier: Boil ten dry grapes and five figs with 200 milliliters milk. Take these pieces (fig and dry grip) and drip remained milk on it. It is useful to end blood disorders.
12. Dysentery and diarrhoea: Fig decoction should be taken thrice a day in the condition of dysentery and diarrhoea.
13. Tonic: Boil pieces of dried fig and almonds (without peel) with lukewarm water. Mix equal quantity of loaf-sugar, ground cardamom, saffron, cudappa almond, pistachio nut and almond together and mix it with above mixture. Put this mixture in cow ghee for eight days. The patient should take this medicine in the morning for twenty grams regularly because enhances the body strength. This is a very useful medicine for the weak children.
14. Tongue swelling: Coat a decoction of dried fig on the throat to get relief in swelling of the throat and tongue.
15. Poultice: Tie ground fresh figs on the ulcer to get quick relief.
16. Loose motion: Take two dried figs and drink one glass of water on it before going to bed. Using this process sets the motion.
17. Tuberculosis: Fig should be taken in this disease. It increases blood in the body. Bark of root and branch of fig are used in the medicines. 2-4 figs fruit can be use to eat.
18. Ulcer and Pimples: Poultice of fig fruits should be tied on the ulcer or pimples because it matures the ulcer.
19. Tumours: Grind figs as sauce and prepare poultice from it after making hot. Tie this poultice on the affected parts and change after every two hours. New poultice should be used every time. It provides relief in pain and matures the tumours too.
20. White leprosy:
- Grind bark of fig tree with water and prepare a paste from it. Cook this paste with four folds ghee and give it to patient with haratal’s ash, it cures leprosy.
- Applying milk of raw fruits of figs on the affected parts for 4 months regularly. Using this process ends white spots.
- One should apply juice of figs leaves on the affected parts twice a day because it provides relief in white leprosy.
- Mix ground figs with lemon juice and apply it on the affected parts, it provides relief in white leprosy.
21. Internal swelling of the throat: Boil dried fig with water and coat it on the throat, it ends internal swelling of the throat
22. Breathing problems: Take 5 grams fig with equal quantity of Gorakh tamarind in the morning regularly to end breathing problems and retention of heart pulsation.
23. To increase blood and sperm count:
- Soak dried fig and almond seeds in hot water thereafter peel it and dry. Now grind sugar-candy, cardamom seeds, saffron, cudappa almond, pistachio nut and bal seeds together and mix it with above medicine. Soak this mixture in cow ghee for eight days. After that, take about twenty grams this medicine regularly to increase body strength, blood amount and sperm count.
- Boil one dried figs and 5-10 pieces of almond with milk thereafter mix some sugar in it. After that, take this preparation in the morning regularly to purify the blood and calm the warmth. It clears the stomach, eliminates constipation and makes the body strong.
- Take figs in over quantity to make the body strong and increase sexual power too.
24. Body warmth: Peel ripe figs fruit and make a hole in it, and fill sugar in it. After that, put it in dew at overnight. In the next morning, take it in the morning and do this process for 15 days. It brings out warmth from the body and increases blood amount. This process should be used for 15 days regularly.
25. Catarrh: Boil five figs with water filter it. After that, give this hot medicine to the patient twice a day to get relief in catarrh.
26. Lung disorders: Boil five figs with one glass of water and filter it. The lungs disorders are ended by taking this decoction.
27. Gums bleeding: Boil figs with water and gargle with this water twice a day regularly. It stops gums bleeding and ends offensive smell of the mouth.
28. Spleen disorders: Immerse twenty grams figs in vinegar and give to the patient twice a day regularly because it ends spleen disorders.
- Taking figs is useful to cure dried cough. It also provides relief in chronic cough because it brings out phlegm after breaking.
- Take two fig fruits with mint to bring out blocked phlegm from the chest.
- Cough is cured by taking a decoction of rips figs.
30. Prolapsus ani: Grind 350 grams dried figs, 170 grams pepper fruit, 87.5 grams turpeth root, 87.5 grams aniseed, 87.5 black helle-bore and 87.5 grams hogweed together. Boil this mixture with three folds water until it remains ¼ parts then mix 720 grams sugar in it to prepare syrup. One should take 1-2 spoons this syrup twice a day regularly to get relief.
- Soak 3-4 pieces of dried fig in water at overnight. In the next morning, crush these figs and give to the patient on empty stomach. Using this process regularly is useful to cure piles.
- Eating figs with gulakanda on empty stomach in the morning regularly helps in stool clearly.
32. Waist pain: Grind equal quantity of fig tree bark, dry ginger and coriander together and thereafter soak it in water at overnight. In the next morning, filter this mixture and give to the patient to drink because it provides relief in waist pain.
33. Amoebic dysentery: This disease is cured by taking this decoction.
34. Indigestion: Soak figs in vinegar and give it to the patient to eat. It is useful to eliminate indigestion and surfeited.
35. Delivery Pain: Take 2 fruits of figs with milk for 15-20 days regularly while delivery to get relief in pain.
36. Liver enlargement of the children: Soak 4-5 pieces of fig in vinegar of sugarcane. After 4-5 days, separate these pieces from the vinegar and give one fig to the suffered child twice a day. It provides relief in liver disorders.
37. Ulcer (Head ulcer): Mix ground dried or green figs with water and heat it. After that, apply this light hot mixture on the affected parts to end swelling and tumours.
38. Ringworm: Applying milk of fig tree on the affected parts is useful to get relief in ringworms.
39. Headache: Mix ash of fig tree bark with water or vinegar and coat on the head, it ends headache.
40. To feel excessive cold: Give about ¼ grams figs to the patient to cure heart diseases and get relief in brain problems caused by cold.