Natural benefits and curative properties of Fig
Many medicinal virtues have been ascribed to the fig. It is considered a restorative food which helps in quick recovery after prolonged illness. It removes physical and mental excerition and endows the body with renewed vigour and strength. It is an excellent tonic for the weak people who suffer crackes in lips tounge and mouth.
Taken either fresh or dried, the fig is regarded as a dependable laxative on account of its large cellulose content and its tough skin. The tiny seeds in the fruit possess the property of stimulating peristaltic or wave live movements of intestines which facilitates easy evacuation of faces and keeps the alimentary canal clean.
Owing to its laxative property, the fig is an excellent remedy for piles. Two or three dried figs should be soaked in cold water in a glassof enamelware. They should be taken next morning.Fig should b e taken similarly in the evening. This will remve straining at stools and thus prevent the protrusion of the anus. The piles will be cured with regular use of figs in this manner for three or four weeks.
Figs are considered beneficial in the treatment of asthma. Phlegmatic cases of cough and asthma are treated with success by their use. It gives comfort to the patient by draining of the phelgm.
Figs can be beneficial used in the treatment of sexual debility. They can be supplemented by other dry fruits like almonds and dry dated along with butter. Their use has proved effective in such cases.
For corns of long duration. the milky juice of green figs helps to soften lthem. The milk has a mild necrotic action.
Figs should be washed throughly before use. The skin of the dry fruit being tough, the soaked fig is easy to digest. IT is however, essential to take the water along with the fruit as much of the nutrients come out into the water.