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Fig Tree-Common fig

Scientific name of Fig Tree-Common fig: ficus Carica

Name of Fig in different languages:

Sanskrit: Udumbaram, Janthuphalam

Hindi: Anjeer

Malayalam: Sheema Athi ശീമഅത്തി

Plant description:

Fig tree is a deciduous tree or large shrub, growing up to 10 m. (33 ft) tall, leaves are 12 to 25 cm long and 10 to 18 cm wide. The bark is a silvery gray and smooth, deciduous leaves have 3 or more lobes. Fruits are green and hollow, it become red while it is ripe, Figs usually bearing fruit within two years.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Round Margin-Entire Venation-Arcuated
 rounded  Margin_Entire Arcuated


Useful plant parts:

Bark, Fruit, root.

Medicinal uses: 

Pregnancy care, prevent heart diseases, rich source of iron, bleeding, anemia, asthma, to increase sexual vigor.

Medicinal properties:

Anti-oxidant,ant- cancerous

How to prepare medicines:

One of Nalpamara, Panchavalka, Panchapallavam.

It is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-


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