Ficus carica L.

Ficus carica L.

Annual

  • Nutrient-rich soils
  • ruderal
  • Moraceae
  • ( Finctus
  • Fig
  • Fig Tree
  • Latex Caricae)
  • פִיקוּס הַתְּאֵנָה
  • fiqus ha-te'ena
  • تين
  • teen
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Ficus carica L.

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Cosmetic Freckle remover Unspecified

Obtain latex /juice by squeezing fresh plant parts & unripefruit ;use it to make a dough with barley flout & apply as compress.
(SEE Cautions)

Obtain latex /juice by squeezing fresh plant parts & unripefruit ;use it to make a dough with barley flout & apply as compress.
(SEE Cautions)

Latex
Dermatology Baldness Unspecified

Prepare compress of leaves; wet in kutran (Pix liquida or liquid tar, a dry distillation of various pine woods), & apply to head.

Prepare compress of leaves; wet in kutran (Pix liquida or liquid tar, a dry distillation of various pine woods), & apply to head.

Foliage
Dermatology Eczema Unspecified

Use latex ? externally (Preparation/ Admin. not specified)

Use latex ? externally (Preparation/ Admin. not specified)

Latex
Dermatology Scorpion sting Ant-infective

Obtain latex /juice by squeezing fresh plant parts & unripefruit & apply to skin.

Obtain latex /juice by squeezing fresh plant parts & unripefruit & apply to skin.

Latex
Dermatology Psoriasis Unspecified

Obtain latex /juice by squeezing fresh plant parts & unripefruit ;use it to make a dough with barley flour & apply as compress.
(SEE Cautions):

Obtain latex /juice by squeezing fresh plant parts & unripefruit ;use it to make a dough with barley flour & apply as compress.
(SEE Cautions):

Latex
Dermatology Scabies Anti-scabies

Obtain latex /juice by squeezing fresh plant parts & unripefruit ;use it to make a dough with barley flout & apply as compress.
(SEE Cautions)

Obtain latex /juice by squeezing fresh plant parts & unripefruit ;use it to make a dough with barley flout & apply as compress.
(SEE Cautions)

Latex
Dermatology Warts Anti-infective

1.Spread latex from fresh plant & unripe fruit on wart

2.Make cuts in the fresh twig equal to number of patient`s warts; leave twig to dry; when it dries all warts will disappear ( Ritual use)

1.Spread latex from fresh plant & unripe fruit on wart

2.Make cuts in the fresh twig equal to number of patient`s warts; leave twig to dry; when it dries all warts will disappear ( Ritual use)

Latex, Twig
Drugs/Toxins Scorpion sting Anti-venom

Obtain latex /juice by squeezing fresh plant parts & unripefruit & apply to sting

Obtain latex /juice by squeezing fresh plant parts & unripefruit & apply to sting

Latex
Gastrointestinal Chronic constipation/ bowel regulation/ aid digestion Laxative, Stomachic

1. Eat (dried) fruit alone
2.Eat dried fruit + juice of one of the following plants dripped onto it: Convolvulus scammonia (Mahmudia) or Euphorbia sp. (Halablab) or Ecballium elaterium (Fikus Hamar) or Carob honey (Ceratonia siliqua) + cow`s milk

1. Eat (dried) fruit alone
2.Eat dried fruit + juice of one of the following plants dripped onto it: Convolvulus scammonia (Mahmudia) or Euphorbia sp. (Halablab) or Ecballium elaterium (Fikus Hamar) or Carob honey (Ceratonia siliqua) + cow`s milk

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Gastrointestinal Chronic stomach ache Carminative

Mix dried, powdered leaves + boiled honey + soft-boiled egg & eat mornings

Mix dried, powdered leaves + boiled honey + soft-boiled egg & eat mornings

Foliage
Gastrointestinal Diarrhea Anti-diarrheal, Anti-infective

Decoct dried fruit & drink x3 cups/day

Decoct dried fruit & drink x3 cups/day

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Kidney & Urinary Tract Diuretic Diuretic

Decoct dried fruit & drink all day instead of water

Decoct dried fruit & drink all day instead of water

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Ophthalmology Eye disease Unspecified

Massage eyes with fig leaves, apply almond oil & then a compress of chamomile flowers

Massage eyes with fig leaves, apply almond oil & then a compress of chamomile flowers

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Oral health Toothache Analgesic

1. Apply latex from unripe fruit onto tooth,

2. Boil leaves in vinegar, cool & gargle after eating or as needed.

1. Apply latex from unripe fruit onto tooth,

2. Boil leaves in vinegar, cool & gargle after eating or as needed.

Foliage, Latex
Other use Dyes hair black Unspecified

Cook together leaves of black figs+ black mulberries +vine leaves & use to wash hair.

Cook together leaves of black figs+ black mulberries +vine leaves & use to wash hair.

Foliage
Respiratory Cough/ softens throat Anti-tussive, Demulcent

1. Decoct dried fruit in water & drink x3 cups /day

2. Cook dried figs in water + inflorescence of balsan (Sambucus niga) & drink the water .

1. Decoct dried fruit in water & drink x3 cups /day

2. Cook dried figs in water + inflorescence of balsan (Sambucus niga) & drink the water .

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Womens Health Induce abortion Abortifacient

Boil dried fruit in water & drink x1 full glass of decoction while sitting in hot bath for 15 min.

Boil dried fruit in water & drink x1 full glass of decoction while sitting in hot bath for 15 min.

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Womens Health Stops (exhausts) menstrual flow Haemostatic

Boil dried fruit in water & drink 1 full glass x3 /day day.

Boil dried fruit in water & drink 1 full glass x3 /day day.

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Womens Health Uterine haemorrhage Haemostatic

Heat powdered dried fruit in oven, wrap in gauze to make vaginal suppository & insert.

Heat powdered dried fruit in oven, wrap in gauze to make vaginal suppository & insert.

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Wound Healing Burns from sunburn or fire Vulnerary

Mix latex of unripe fruit + barley flour, & apply to burned area.

Mix latex of unripe fruit + barley flour, & apply to burned area.

Latex
Wound Healing Softens /opens closed lesion & opens/ dries up a supporative wound Anti-infective, Vulnerary

Use fig or date honey & spread over wound

Use fig or date honey & spread over wound

Foliage
Wound Healing Softens /opens closed lesion & opens/ dries up a supporative wound Vulnerary

1. Apply leaves as compress on closed lesion to soften & open it 2.Spread fig honey (or date honey) over supporative wound (to open & dry it) .

1. Apply leaves as compress on closed lesion to soften & open it 2.Spread fig honey (or date honey) over supporative wound (to open & dry it) .

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