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Fig Leaves

Other Names: Fig Leaves, Fig, Anjeer, Edible Fig, Tree of Life and Knowledge, Ficus Carica
Traditional Usages: Warts, Insect Bites and Stings, Chilblains, Toothache, Dog Bites, Coughs, Hoarseness, Dropsy, Falling Sickness (Epilepsy), Laxative, Syrup of Figs, Boils, Gumboils, Carbuncles, For Strength and Swiftness, Skin Problems, Freckles, Smallpox, Leprosy, Hemorrhoids, Kidney Stones, Cancer treatment in Japan, Disinfectant, Gonorrhea, Diarrhea, Dysentery
Resources: Iran, Western Asia, Syria, India, Pakistan
Parts Used: Fruit, Stems, Leaves, Latix, Roots

Fig Leaves - Herbal remedy for Fungal Infection: The application of juice extracted from fig leaves helps in dealing with fungal infections.

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