A handful of fruits of figs will remove bad mood and anxiety, and will also save you from turning over in bed when you cannot fall asleep. It improves your concentration and memory, because it stimulates the cells and stimulates metabolism in the brain.
It is believed that the fig tree originates from Turkey and Southwest Asia, and is now cultivated in all warmer regions.
As nutritious and medicinal fruit, the fig tree was known even 4000 years ago in Mesopotamia. It further spread over Crete to ancient Greece, where it became the basis of the traditional diet. Here, the fig tree was so respected that there was a law that prohibits the export of the best quality fruit. In ancient Rome the fig tree is even considered a sacred fruit. As a particularly important plant, it is mentioned in the Koran (Muslim holy book), and one surah in Koran bears her name. Already in the earliest period, 29 different kinds of figs were known, and today, of course, there are many more.
Energy and vitamin composition
Figs are very healthy, but they are calorific fruits. Dry fruit contains 50-70% sugar which is why diabetics are not allowed to eat it. In addition, the fig contains important vitamins B group, vitamin C and beta-carotene. Of minerals, they contain calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and copper. The amount of magnesium in dry fruits is three times higher than in fresh ones. Therefore, the dried figs are important source of minerals necessary for muscles, blood vessels and nerve cells.
The healing power of figs
The use of figs as preventive and traditional anti-cancer agents is spread worldwide. Figs and their milky juice have very antiseptic, fungicidal and disinfectant actions. Dairy fig juice also helps with worms and other intestinal attack, and also treats fungus, warts on the skin and softens corns and calluses. This fruit is also known as a mild cleanser of the body, thereby not causing cramps and diarrhea.
Figs help to reduce high blood pressure, because they are good sources of potassium, minerals essential for the control of blood pressure. They can be helpful even in losing weight.
They are a good source of fiber, which maintain a feeling of fullness and an appropriate level of energy. So, figs do not get you fat, but they are nutritious enough, so they are a good choice for any diet. Maintaining bones in good condition is another feature of the figs, because they are an excellent source of calcium. In addition to solving problems with the bones and teeth, dried figs are beneficial for the nails, hair and skin.
They are real elixir of youth because due to the abundance of antioxidants that defend the body against free radicals, they slow aging.