DESCRIPTION

Fig, Ficus carica

Fig is a shrub or a tree that can grow between 10-30 feet tall. Figs are indigenous to Western Asia and are now well known mostly in the Mediterranean with over 600 varieties. The fig has numerous spreading branches and a trunk usually at most about 7 inches in diameter.

A peculiar plant with voluptuous fruits, Fig is known as a rich, nourishing and aphrodisiacal food. Aside from its delicious taste, the fruit and leaves of the plant contain medicinal properties that can help treat diabetes, respiratory issues and infertility.


USES

  • Regulates diabetes
  • Treats bronchitis and asthma
  • Heals ulcers
  • Improves fertility
  • Strengthens the heart

qualities

  • Antioxidant
  • Aphrodisiac
  • High in vitamin A, E and K
  • High in calcium, iron, copper, potassium, manganese, selenium and zinc