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Table 1 Types of uses included in the categorization of fig uses as food, acute diseases, chronic diseases, and animal feed

From: The uses of fig (Ficus) by five ethnic minority communities in Southern Shan State, Myanmar

Use category

Type of uses



Cooked, fried, eaten raw, salad, reserved


Eaten raw, processed, preserved, beverage

Acute diseases

Constipation, cuts and wounds, diarrhea, excessive sweating, herpes, indigestion, irregular mensuration, leucorrhea (vaginal discharge), longevity, postpartum supplement, snake bites, ulcer

Chronic diseases

Diabetes, fever, heart disease, hemorrhoid, hypertension, pulmonary disease, urine disease

Animal feed

Feeding cattle, feeding pigs