Kumaoni fig is mainly found in the forests of Uttarakhand.
The ‘Bedu’ fig is a fruit rich in medicinal virtues.
Kumaoni Fig Benefits: Known as “Himalayan fig”, “Bedu” is very beneficial for health. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself also mentioned Kumaoni Fig during Mann Ki Baat program in the past. The nutrients present in ‘Bedu’ benefit the purification of blood against constipation, lung diseases and other diseases. This fig is also used in making chutneys, jams and pickles. Due to the medicinal properties of the Kumaoni fig, it is also in high demand.
For this reason it is called ‘Bedu’ fig.
The wild Himalayan fig is also known locally as the ‘Bedu’ fig. The properties it contains help in the treatment of many diseases. The word “Bedu” was used in the local folk song “Bedu Pako Bara Masa”. This means that the figs ripen throughout the year. Let us tell you that many medicinal plants are found in Uttarakhand. Bedu fruits are also mainly found in the forests of Uttarakhand.
Health Benefits of Kumaoni Figs
The Kumaoni (Bedu) fig is packed with nutrients. Its regular use also helps a lot in treating disorders related to the nervous system. Apart from this, Bedu fig also works as a “panacea” in lung and urinary diseases. The medicinal properties it contains are also very useful in the treatment of heartburn, 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 as the properties they contain are extremely beneficial for the body. According to a study done on rats, Himalayan figs can be used as a safer alternative to synthetic painkillers 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 POST: September 17, 2022, 1:08 p.m. HST