Everyone knows about figs being great tasting and having many health benefits but did you know that Fig Leaves have health benefits? It’s true, fig leaves can enhance your life in great ways.
Fig Leaves can be made into a tea that’s great for lowering blood glucose and thus anyone who is diabetic can use far less insulin. Diabetics should drink Fig Leaf tea first thing in the morning for day long change in their blood glucose. And the tea is great tasting… and smells a little bit like coconut perhaps some nutmeg and cinnamon there too.
Fig Leaf Tea can be used for treating bronchitis and asthma, and eating fig leaves is a great way to cure gastric ulcers and help with indigestion and other GI complaints. In fact chewing up and swallowing 2 fig leaves per day can help with ulcers.
In recent studies Fig Leaves lowered triglycerides greatly… and thus can help with cardiovascular disease and strokes. Plus fig leaves can lower blood pressure and Fig Leaves stop the growth of certain types of cancer cells.
Fig Leaves are also powerful anti-inflammatory agents that work well for arthritis, myositis, and other inflammatory conditions. Studies also show that Fig Leaves are packed full of wonderful anti-oxidants which are important for removing free radicals from the body… and thus helping to prevent debilitating disease.
In some areas of the world Fig Leaves are used as food for animals… Fig Leaves contain lots of fiber, protein, carotene for boosting immunity, and also tyrosine for nervous system and adrenal health, plus bergaptene, sitosterol, and stigmasterol which are great plant sterols that lower cholesterol too.
And new research shows that Fig Leaf Tea can prevent kidney disease caused by high cholesterol. Animals given Fig Leaf Extract had better kidney function, lower cholesterol, and triglycerides… than those on standard diets.
Fig Leaf Tea helps with shingles, and there are not many agents that help with shingles. And it may be do to the powerful anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants in the leaves that can be used directly on the affected areas.
Also if you take the white juice of fig leaves and put that directly on genital warts… they will start to disappear in a few days, and it also work well for ringworm. And because Fig Leaves are powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents they also help with skin disease in general.
Fig Leaf Tea help with hemorrhoids, you can make a sitz bath and apply the tea directly to the area.
Fig Leaves make great potpourrri with a wonderful smell… and in France they use Fig Leaves for making all kinds of perfumes.
Fig Leaves can be used for wrapping food such as fish and rice for mediterranean dishes, and these leaves can be eaten at the same time… and Fig Leaves impart a wonderful flavor to any food.
You can buy Fig Leaf Tea on-line, or ask for it at your local health food store… or make your own if you have a Fig Tree.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Shambala Spiritual Transformation Institute, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab teas, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to contact him any time. Also check out Dr. Haider’s radio show at http://www.thesourcecenterradio.com/The-Relaxed-Soul.html June show to be about “Divine Particles”