Better late than never, that’s what I’m going to say. So here we are, very much behind schedule, more herbal medicines!!! This one is by request. Figs.
I’ve heard it said that even if you have to get figs from a fig newton, eat figs every day. So, of course, I researched. What is it about figs that are so special? I realize that fig leaves are made popular by Adam and Eve, who, honestly, probably never wore fig leaves as they tend to cause blistering. I suppose if they did wear fig leaves, they probably never wore them again. However, I digress. It is not the leaves that I am interested in. It is the fruit.
The fig fruit has been used to treat sore throats, tumors, skin problems such as warts and even smallpox, hemorrhoids, kidney stones, toothaches, and much more, mostly in fermented fruit form. It is also worth mentioning that figs have been noted to give a person increased strength, stamina, and vitality.
They are, of course, also a laxative. From what I have heard, figs “clean you out” so well and so wonderfully that it gives your immune system a hardy boost. This makes sense, as once your body is cleansed your body doesn’t have to work quite as hard as it would otherwise.
So, go! Grab yourself a fig newton today and feel better, stronger, and healthier! Though, if you can, it would probably be better for you if you had the fig without the newton.
– Miranda Vivian