Table 1: Traditional and current uses of F. carica.

UsesPartLocalityReference

CoughLeafMalaysia[37]
Colic treatmentFruit, root, and leafunspecified[32, 33]
IndigestionFruit, root, and leafunspecified[32, 33]
Loss of appetiteFruit, root, and leafunspecified[32, 33]
AntidiarrhealFigunspecified[11, 12]
MetabolicFigunspecified[11, 12]
CardiovascularFigunspecified[11, 12]
RespiratoryFigunspecified[11, 12]
AntispasmodicFigunspecified[11, 12, 38]
Anti-inflammatoryFigunspecified[11, 12]
Antiplatelet, inflammatory, and gut motilityFigPakistan[38]
AntioxidantFigunspecified[33]
LaxativeFigunspecified[30]
Prevention of nutritional anaemiaLeafunspecified[27]
AnthelminticLeafunspecified[27]
Irritant potentialLeafunspecified[27]
Nutritive dietFruitMediterranean countries[31]
Various drug preparationsFig fruitunspecified[39]
TuberculosisLeafMalaysia[40]
AnticancerFigunspecified[41, 42]
Mild laxative, expectorant, and diureticFruit India[40]