The anjeer (fig) is a native of the Asia, Middle East, and turkey and widely cultivated in the USA and Spain. Anjeer belongs to mulberry family and scientifically termed as ficus carcia. Figs are superlative sweet fruits with several crunchy seeds. Dried figs are rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, copper, potassium and zinc.
Anjeer Ayurvedic Benefits-
It is an extremely sweet and astringent fruit which is hard to digest and has cooling power. According to Ayurveda principles anjeer helps in balancing the pitta and vata doshas. Anjeer have diuretic, laxative and expectorant properties. It is useful in urinary stone problems. In addition, figs are amazingly good for women for regulate the menstrual cycle.
THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF ANJEER-
Regulate blood pressure-
Excessive amount of sodium in the diet can lead to potassium deficiency, which causes high blood pressure. The profusion of potassium in fig helps in regulating high blood pressure. Richness of fiber in figs can help to flush extra sodium from the system.
Treats sexual problems-
Anjeer is a wonder fruit and highly used for treating various dysfunctions such as erectile dysfunction, low stamina and sterility. Anjeer is rich source of vitaminB6, A, calcium, potaccium and magnesium. These minerals increase the semen production. Figs are also useful in adolescent girls to regulate the menstrual cycle and alleviate PMS symptoms. Dried figs are high in amino acids and its work as a good aphrodisiac fruit by increasing vitality and libido.
INCREASE DENSITY OF BONES-
Figs are an amazing source of both calcium and potassium. These minerals can helps to improve bone density, which can prevent and treat osteoporosis. The Researchers says that a potassium-rich diet can improve bone health and reduce bone turnover. Calcium is a main component of bones, and increasing calcium intake has been shown to improve bone mineral structure in children and adolescents.
Anjeer has the natural laxative and antispasmodic properties. Figs are used as a traditional remedy for treating hemorrhoids (piles). Due to its laxative property it aids in lowering the pressure on the rectum.
Helps in insomnia-
Dry anjeer is more beneficial in sleep disorders. It is a great sleep inducing fruit. The richness of tryptophan enzymes promotes sound sleep by improving blood circulation in the body.
Good For skin health-
Wrinkle free skin-
The impressive antioxidant and anti-collagenase properties of anjeer extract is favorable for lessening wrinkles and makes the skin look supple. Moreover, anjeer extract works as a natural remedy for hyperpigmentation, acne and wrinkles it is also improves the skin hydration.
Anjeer essence is used widely in various skin formulations which have proven to reduce the skin melanin, water loss and sebum.
Fresh figs are used in face masks for getting instant glow. Make a paste of fresh figs, gently apply on your face and allow it to stay for 15 -20 minutes and rinse well with lukewarm water, this will make the skin glow naturally and look vibrant. The abundance of nutrients in anjeer such as vitamin, E, A and C and potent antioxidants is highly beneficial to alimentation the skin and rejuvenate skin cells. Even the richness of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants maintain the skin pH balance and promotes blood circulation.
The latex of the anjeer tree shows an amazing antiwart property. Fig is been used large scale in traditional fruits of the medicine for treating various skin problems like eczema, vitiligo, SLE and psoriasis. The proteolytic activity of latex enzyme aids to remove warts on the body without causing any side effects.
Figs for Hair Health-
Figs are incredibly high on iron, potassium, magnesium and vitamins A and E which play an important role in promoting growth of stronger tresses. Figs extract are impressive formulation used in the beauty industry for strengthening and improving hair moisture, conditions tangled mane, makes the hair frizz- free, look lustrous and strong.
Fig Leaf Tea-
Fig leaf tea is made out of dried fig leaves, these tea varieties are refreshing herbal drink which boosts energy. Ajeer leaf tea also uplifts mood.
People with pollen allergies should avoid Fig fruits. Fig fruit is generally safe for consumption which does not have any major side effects. However, it may have a least laxative; hence it may induce lax stools or diarrhea if consumed in large quantities
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.