Fig remedies have been around for a very long time. Maybe you are familiar with the Old Testament story that records how King Hezekiah got well after using a fig poultice...
King Hezekiah was very sick. He had a boil/sore and was definitely going to die. In distress Hezekiah prayed to God.
God heard the king's prayer and send a message through His prophet Isaiah.
Isaiah told Hezekiah to apply a bunch of figs to his sore.
God blessed this simple natural remedy, and King Hezekiah was healed completely!
Fig remedies are very effective.
The best thing about them is that they are pretty simple and easy to make.
Use fresh figs when they are in season. When you cannot get fresh ones, use dried figs instead.
It's a great idea to always have some dried figs on hand just in case you need to quickly make one of these fig remedies.
One of the best things about figs is that they are delicious and so good for you! They are a wonderful food with natural healing properties.
Figs are very high in fiber and various nutrients.
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and protein.
Need a nutrient boost? Add figs to your diet!
Have you ever heard of polyphenols?
Polyphenols are natural chemicals that you find in plants. They help to reduce your risk of cancer. Fortunately, figs happen to be very high in polyphenols.You'll also find a cancer fighting compound called benzaldehyde in figs. According to the research, benzaldehyde has the ability to shrink abnormal growths. Another good reason to add these sweet fruits to your diet!
Figs make a great natural remedy because they have anti-parasitic, anti-ulcer, antibacterial, laxative, and emollient properties.
Because figs are very high in fiber, they act as a natural laxative. If you suffer from constipation, try eating one or more fresh or dried figs each day.
You can also add them to your diet to help prevent constipation.
Fresh unripe figs release a milky substance when you pick them before they are ripe. This milk has healing properties.
Apply it regularly to warts to remove them. You can also use it on sores and boils.
Fig syrup is another excellent fig remedy. It great tasting way to enjoy the benefits of these wonderful fruits.
Fig syrup is great for coughs, sore throats, asthma, anemia, catarrh, colitis, gout, and digestive ulcers. You can easily make your own fig syrup at home.
Here is a simple fig syrup recipe you can try. I've adapted this recipe from the recipe found in one of my favorite natural health books called Back To Eden by Jethro Kloss:
1 pound of figs
1 quart of water
Lemon juice from 2 lemons (optional)
1 tbsp honey (optional)
Fig poultices are easy to make and use. They are great for a number of conditions including abscess of the teeth and gums, boils, carbuncles, warts, blisters, ulcers, abnormal growths, scar tissue, and more.
Warm the fig gently for 3 minutes. Split the fig open and place it on the affected part. Place the gauze overtop. Secure the bandage in place over the gauze. Change the poultice twice a day (every 8 hours).
Split the fig open and soak it in warm water for a few minutes. Place the fig over the affected part. Place a thin layer of gauze on top. Secure the bandage in place over the gauze. Change the poultice twice daily.