Fig - The Blessed Fruit


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Fig - The Blessed Fruit

  1. 1. FIG – The Blessed Fruit Abdul Qudoos M.Sc.B.Biotech.
  2. 2. FIG – The Blessed Fruit Figs are a popular restorative food. Botanical name – Ficus carica. Grown in Egypt before 4,000 BC. The dry fig has a high nutritive value. Its most important food element is sugar which is formed of dextrose and fruit sugar.
  3. 3. FIG – The Blessed Fruit Nutritive Values of Fresh & Dry Fig: Analysis Fresh Fig (%/100gms) Dry Fig (%/100gms) Moisture 88.1 23 Protien 1.3 4.3 Fat 0.2 1.3 Minerals 0.6 2.4 Fibre 2.2 5.6 Carbohydrate 7.7 63.4 Analysis Fresh Fig (mg%/100gms) Dry Fig (mg%/100gms) Calcium 35 126 Phosporous - 77 Magnesium - 71 Iron 0.6 3 Sodium 2 34 Potasium 194 640 Vitamin A 80 iu 80 IU Thiamine 0.06 0.01 Riboflavin 0.05 0.1 Niacin 0.4 0.7 Vitamin C 2 - Calorific Value 80 274
  4. 4. FIG – The Blessed Fruit Immunity It helps in the quick recovery after prolonged illness. It removes physical and mental exertion and endows the body with renewed vigour and strength. It is an excellent tonic for people who are rather weak in strength.
  5. 5. FIG – The Blessed Fruit Constipation Taken either fresh or dried, the fig is regarded as dependable laxative on account of its large cellulose content and its tough skin. The tiny seeds in the fruit possess the property of stimulating peristaltic movements of intestines which facilities easy evacution of faeces and keeps the alimentary canal clean.
  6. 6. FIG – The Blessed Fruit Piles Owing to its laxative property, the fig is an excellent remedy for piles. Two or three dried figs should be soaked in cold water in a glass of enamel ware overnight after cleaning them thoroughly with hot water. They should be taken next morning. Figs should be taken similarly in the evening. This will remove straining to pass stools and thus prevent the protrusion of anus. The piles will be cured with regular use of figs in this manner for three or four weeks.
  7. 7. FIG – The Blessed Fruit Thinness The high percentage of the rapidly assimilable sugar makes the fig a strengthening and fattening food. It is therefore, a good food remedy for increasing weight in case of thinness. In ancient Greece, the athletes used to take suffiecient figs everyday for increasing their weight and strength.
  8. 8. FIG – The Blessed Fruit Asthma Figs are consider beneficial in the treatment of asthma phlegmatic cases of cough and asthma are treated with success by there use. It gives comfort to the patient by draining off the phalgm.
  9. 9. FIG – The Blessed Fruit Mouth disorders The stem bark of fig tree is valuable in bleeding gums, pus in the gums, swelling in the mouth and tongue. Its warm decoction should be used as a mouth wash ,two three times a day in treating this condition.
  10. 10. FIG – The Blessed Fruit For queries please contact me at Coming soon: Medicinal uses of - Bitter Gourd, Honey, Black Caraway, Rice Bran Oil, etc.