Gular (Ficus racemosa) or Cluster Fig- Health Benefits

Gular (Cluster Fig)

When we think about herbs the image of a small plant like Bhringraj, Giloy strikes our mind but herb is a term used for a plant whose leaves, seeds, etc. are used in medicine. It can be a big tree too like Amla which is a medicinal herb but grows on a big tree. Today we are going to read about a herbal tree whose fruits and even leaves have medicinal properties. This Herbal tree is called Gular or Cluster Fig.

Botanical NameFicus racemosa
Other NamesIt is known by many names :-
1. Gular in Hindi
2. Atti in Kannada
3. Umraa in Gujarati
4. Jagua Dimaru in Assamese
5. Dimbiri in Odia 
6. Attikka in Sinhala
7. Medi Pandu in Telugu
8. Malaiyin Munivan in Tamil
9. Aththi in Malayalam
10. Umbar and Audumbar in Marathi
11. Jogdumur in BengaliDumri in Nepalese
Gular Benefits Gular benefits are given below :-
1. Treats Ulcer And Oral Infections.
2. Regulates Sugar and Cholesterol Levels.
3. Cools Inflammation.
4. Heals Wounds.
5. Boosts Immunity

What is Gular ?

Gular Benefits

Gular (Ficus Racemosa) is a bizarre and huge tree. It is a medicinal tree, even all of its parts have medicinal benefits like leaves, fruit, bark, roots and woods. In Ayurveda it is used extensively in the treatment of biliary disorders, jaundice, dysentery, diabetes, diarrhea and inflammatory conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is Gular called in English ?

In english Gular is called Cluster fig and Country Fig.

Can we eat Gular fruit ?

Yes, Gular can be eaten as its fruits are edible and full of nutrition. They are cooling, cardiac tonic and useful in urinary diseases, bile disorders, menstrual disorders.

What are the benefits of eating figs ?

They are a good source of both calcium and potassium. These minerals can work together to improve bone density.

Is Gular good for diabetics ?

Yes, it is good for diabetics as it has blood sugar lowering properties.

Are Gular good for hair loss ?

Yes, they are good for hair hair loss as they are rich in vitamins C and E, which fight hair loss.

Gular Benefits 

Gular uses

Treats Cancer :- It has good antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Their properties can help us in destroying cancer cells. 

Regulates Sugar Levels :- It regulates sugar and cholesterol Levels.The stem of gular has blood sugar lowering properties. The stem bark and fruit of the gular have hypolipidemic characteristics that can help in reducing cholesterol levels.

Good for the Heart :- Magnesium is very beneficial for controlling irregular heart beats. Irregular heartbeat can be caused by muscular tension and oxidative stress. Good amounts of magnesium are present in its fruits. Its fruit have hypolipidemic characteristics that can help in reducing cholesterol levels.

Good for Immunity :- One of the health advantages of it is that it can enhance overall immunity. It can deal with illnesses like anaemia, metrorrhagia, leucorrhea, weak spot, dysentery, spermatorrhea and urinary disorders. Copper is critical to enhance immunity in our bodies.

Heals Wounds :- Almost all components of the gular tree, including the roots, leaves, stem, and fruits, have wound-healing capabilities and it is used to treat wounds. It also helps in curing the sinus. The latex of the gular tree helps treat cuts, insect bites, boils, bruises, swellings. The bark of the gular tree can help heal infections, swelling and inflammation


The gular tree is astringent in nature with anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antioxidant, antiasthmatic, anti-ulcer, antipyretic and anti-diarrheal in response. It balances Kapha and pitta dosha. The active ingredients present in gular include tannin, wax, beta-sitosterol, leucocyanidin, lupeol, stigmasterol, glucose, tiglic acid, friedelin and racemic acid. It is rich in vitamin B2, iron, copper, potassium and magnesium.