Uses of Fig (Anjeer)
Fig is a tree brought to India during the Moghul rule and has stayed over since. The leaves are highly useful as feed for cattle. Figs are high sources of calcium, iron and copper. Zinc is also moderately present. Vit. A and C are present in all forms of fig fruit while Vit. A is lost by 30 percent in dry ones. Vit B complex and vit D are also present.
How it looks - It is a medium sized tree w ith leaves rough on the upper surface and softer on the under surfaces. The fruits arise from the corners of the leaves and turn red in colour when ripe. They are many seeded. The latex of the tree is used medicinally.
What we use - Fruit latex
What it does - It is highly nutritive, diuretic, expectorant, laxative
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