Ficus carica Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Ficus carica Linn.belongs to Moraceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Bilnees, Teen.
The English Names for this herb are Common Fig, Fig.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Anjeer, Anjeer Zard.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Alexiteric
  • Anthelmintic
  • Anti-diabetic
  • Anti-dysenteric
  • Anti-gonorrhoeal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-leprotic
  • Anti-pyretic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Astringent
  • Concoctive
  • Demulcent
  • Deobstruent
  • Diaphoretic
  • Digestive
  • Diuretic
  • Emollient
  • Expectorant
  • Fattening
  • Febrifuge
  • Hair Growth Stimulator
  • Hepatoprotective
  • Laxative
  • Lithontriptic
  • Nervine Stimulant
  • Nutritive
  • Purgative
  • Refrigerant
  • Styptic
  • Tonic

  • Pulp:
  • Emollient
  • Pectoral

  • Latex:
  • Anthelmintic
  • Anti-phlegmatic
  • Anti-ulcer
  • Deobstruent
  • Purgative

  • Indications

    The Indication of Leaves of Ficus carica Linn. is Warts.

    The Indications of Fruit of Ficus carica Linn. are Fever, Flatulence, General Weakness, Kidney Stones, Spleen Obstructions, Chest Complaints, Paralysis, Boils, Constipation, Liver Obstructions, Scrofula, Leprosy, Excessive Thirst, Small Pox, Carbuncles, Inflammations, Warts, Bladder Stones, Chicken Pox, Nose Bleeding, Blood Ailments, Nutritional Anaemia.

    The Indications of Root of Ficus carica Linn. are Ring Worm, General Weakness, Leucoderma.

    The Indication of Pulp of Ficus carica Linn. is Cough.

    The Indications of Latex of Ficus carica Linn. are Intestinal Worms, Warts, Tachycardia, Phlegmatic Affections, Mouth Ulcers, Brain Debility, Renal Calculi, Sexual Debility, Liver Obstructions, Small Pox, Micturition, Spleen Obstructions.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Ficus carica Linn..


    The Temperaments of Ficus carica Linn. are 1st order, warm, 2nd order, moist.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    BERSEENA QURSHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Ficus carica Linn. is used in the preparation of Ma'jun Anjir, Ma'jun Qurtum, Sherbet Anjeer, Sherbet Sadar, Sherbet Zufah Murakkab compounds.


    Whole Herb
    Fruit3.000No. - 7.000No.N/A

    Herb's Description

    Ficus carica Linn.. Close similarity with Ficus palmata and is perhaps not significantly distinct. A shrub or smali deciduous tree, branchlets and underside of leaves pubascent or tomentose. Leaves cordate, more or less deeply lobed, lobes obtuse, blade 10-20, petiole 5-7.5 cm long, upperside rough. The tree is dioecious that is some trees have elongated receptacles with male and gall flowers while others have shortly pyriform, nearly globose receptacles, containing only female flowers. The leaves in both sexes are the same, but the difference in the shape of receptacles and flowers is so great, that at one time they were regarded as distinct genera or species ih? male tree being called caprificus. The receptacles of both sexes lengthen out into a stalk, at the base of which are the membranous bracts'24'. The fruit of Ficus carica, like those of other species of Ficus, is a syconium - a fleshy hollow receptacle with a narrow aperture at the tip and numerous small flowers, male, female and gall types, lining the inner surface

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Afghanistan, Asia Minor, Chile, China, India, Iran, Japan, Mediterranean Region, Pakistan, Portugal, Saudi-Arabia, Spain, Turkey, United States Of America.. It is considered to be a native of Carica in Asia Minor and is grown in nearly all tropical and Sub-tropical countries.
    Odor: The odor of Fruit of Ficus carica Linn. is Pleasant
    Fruit: sweet


    No information regarding Ficus carica Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Ficus carica Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Ficus carica Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Handling of green unripe figs frequently causes severe erythema and vesiculation.The constituents responsible for this effect is present in the latex and is soluble in aqueous alcohol.Latex is toxic when administered parenterally to animals but has no toxic effect when administered orally.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Ficus carica Linn.. (work in progress)