We saw that fig has many recognized features, but one of its’ most important characterises is benefit for health in any way – you can use it if you have problems with constipation or toothache, coughing, sore throat…there are even information that fig can cure some types of tumours. Some people believe that fig tree brings good luck and protects gamblers.
I could continue numbering fig’s “good and lively” attributes, but I think I must focus on health issue. I’ll start with proven, everyday story from my life – my husband had problem with kidney stones ever since he was in high school. He was in hospital twice because of that. Unfortunately, he was caught in the middle of the war in
I must add that fig tree is rich with calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6 and potassium. Both fresh and dried figs contain lots of pectin (melting fibre) which can help you reduce your cholesterol. Magnesium is very strong in our everyday fight against stress (and we all know that today’s No. 1 enemy is stress) so eating figs will help us reduce depression, anxiety and even PMS. Fig is great fuel for our brain because it has almost 60 % of natural sugar (fructose), and fresh figs are almost 80 % of water…I guess that’s enough reason for me to take one fig (dried) right this moment. Cheers…and to spoil this story just a little bit – that white powder covering dried figs isn’t sugar, it is some kind of fungus that can cause headaches and stomach ache, so if you want to eat them, you must wash them in hot water first.