Kumaoni fig is mostly found in the forests of Uttarakhand.
‘Bedu’ fig is a fruit rich in medicinal properties.
Kumaoni Fig Benefits: Known as ‘Himalayan fig’, ‘Bedu’ is very beneficial for health. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself has also mentioned about Kumaoni Fig during Mann Ki Baat program in the past. The nutrients present in ‘Bedu’ benefit from purifying the blood to constipation, lung diseases and other diseases. This fig is also used in making chutneys, jams and pickles. Due to the medicinal properties of Kumaoni fig, it is also in great demand.
Because of this it is called ‘Bedu’ fig.
The Wild Himalayan Fig is also locally known as the ‘Bedu’ fig. The properties present in it help in the treatment of many diseases. The word ‘Bedu’ has been used in the local folk song ‘Bedu Pako Bara Masa’. This means figs ripen throughout the year. Let us tell you that many medicinal plants are found in Uttarakhand. Bedu fruit is also found mostly in the forests of Uttarakhand.
Health benefits of Kumaoni figs
Kumaoni fig (Bedu) is full of nutrients. Its regular use also helps a lot in the treatment of disorders related to the nervous system. Apart from this, Bedu fig also works like a ‘panacea’ in lung and urinary diseases. The medicinal properties present in it are also very helpful in treating burns, constipation and bladder related diseases. Fig juice is also used to treat warts.
Fig is a natural pain reliever
Figs also act as a natural pain reliever due to the properties present in it being extremely beneficial for the body. According to a study done on rats, Himalayan figs can be used as a safer alternative to synthetic pain relievers such as aspirin and diclofenac. The scientific name of this fruit is ‘Ficus palmata’. Two major elements found in Kumaoni figs are called Psoralen and Rutin.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 17, 2022, 13:08 IST