Fig (Common Fig) [ Ficus Carica ] and its Medicinal Uses

The common Fig or Fig as it is called is a flowering plant which bears the fruit called the “Fig”. Figs can be eaten fresh or dried. Figs are one of the richest sources of calcium and fiber. Also they contain a good amount of many vitamins and minerals.


100 gram Fig Contains:
(The values are approximate only and not exact)

Energy              : 249 KCal
Water                : 80.8%
Sugar                 : 47g
Protein              : 4g
Fat                      : 1g
Carbohydrates : 63g
Fiber                   : 10g
Vit A                   : 200 IU
Vit B1                 : 0.08mg
Vit B2                : 0.08mg
Vit B3                : 0.62mg
Vit C                  : 1.2 mg
Magnesium      : 65mg
Potassium        : 650mg
Zinc                    : 0.50mg
Calcium             : 162mg
Phosphorus      : 67mg
Iron                    : 2.2mg

Fig is a very nutritious and delicious fruit. Fig is very good food which helps people to recover quickly after prolonged illness. Fig is an excellent tonic for weak people. It is good to take combined with milk.

Medicinal Benefits:
Consuming figs give comfort to affected person. Figs are used in the treatment of Asthma.
Figs give relief from constipation and also keep the alimentary canal clean and smooth.

Figs are very good to cure piles. Soak dried figs in cold water overnight and eat in morning. This will remove straining at stools and prevent protrusion of anus.

Sexual Strength:
Consume figs with butter to gain vigour and vitality.