Today, I was reading my daily meditation and I read a verse that said “make an ointment from figs and spread it over the boil.” And I thought to myself “interesting, would that work?” I did some research on figs (not my favorite thing to eat at all! UNLESS it’s a fig newton) I had no idea that it was such a “healing food!” It may be one of the first plants to be cultivated and started in the middle east. They have the highest amount if calcium in any fruit, high in fiber, good source of iron, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, as well as vitamin K. They help with digestive problems and they contain different types of antioxidants and have been shown in studies to raise antioxidant activity. Antioxidants clear up free radicals, which may contribute to the development of cancer, heart disease and the visible signs of aging by damaging DNA and other body systems. Are you having trouble sleeping? Eat some figs on a regular basis. It contains high level of tryptophan, a vitamin that induces good sleep. You can also make a sleepy time tea before you go to bed. Here’s how to make the tea: toss in 3-5 figs in some water, bring to a boil and strain the mixture.You can add some raw/organic honey if you’d like. Once cooled, sip your tea. This tea helps with sore throats as well.
Now, here’s some cool facts about fig leaves. They lower triglyceride levels and lowers the amount of insulin. You got an ulcer? Chew and swallow fig leaves. Chewing your food is important! It activates your salivary glands to produce digestive juices known as saliva, which breaks down our food. I will tell you more about how important chewing is and how long we should be chewing in another post. Ok, back to fig leaves….fig leaf is considered to be an effective home remedy for bronchitis and other lung ailments such as asthma. All in all, figs are an http://bluebmuffin.com/WTNOZ/ buy neurontin Antioxidant Powerhouse – One study found that eating just two medium dried figs caused a significant increase in antioxidant activity in the body.
In my research, I did find a boil remedie using figs that can also treat canker sores. Here’s an experiment for you to try. Apply the inner red part of a fresh fig over the boil and seal it. Keep it on for 10 – 15 minutes and then wash it away with warm water. Or you can heat the inner part first then apply. I wonder if it will work???? Keep me posted 🙂
Happy, Healthy Eating to you!