Thousands of plants are there, that are well known in traditional medicine system for their medicinal and therapeutic potentials worldwide. Similarly, Ficus carica is also one of the medicinally important plant that belongs to the mulberry tree (Moraceae) and also one of the oldest fruits in the world. Ficus carica is commonly known as Anjir [India], figs [UK], teen [Arabic]. Figs (Ficus carica Linn.) are cultivated for over 11,000 years according to literature survey and can almost certainly predate for human use. Figs are the earliest cultivated plants and used in our traditional system of medicine for healing various diseases like, diabetes, ulcer, cancer, fever etc.
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Citation: Ahmad J, khan I, Khan S, Iqbal D (2013) Evaluation of Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Ficus Carica Leaves: an In Vitro Approach. J Plant Pathol Microb 4:157.
Last date updated on July, 2014