Indian Figs (Ficus carica) are native to the Mediterranean and Asia. Figs are grown on the ficus carica tree, part of the Mulberry Family. The fruits are an important dietary item, and are a rich source of minerals, nutrients and fiber. Used medicinally and topically since biblical times.
Its extracts and juice are beneficial as a wound healer, and treatment for warts, and acne lesions. Its high anti-oxidant levels, and Vitamin C content help fight free radical damage, and assist as an anti-aging treatment, helping prevent or lessen fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness.
The high anti-oxidant content of figs in the form of phenols, make them of a superior quality, compared to other common fruit based AO’s derived from vitamin C and E only sources. They help brighten skin, lighten age spots, and can help prevent UV damage.
The calcium component in Indian figs contributes to collagen formation in the skin, which help sin maintain firmness, and smoothness.