Fig and Fig Tree Benefits

Common Names

Fig (English), Higo (Spanish), Figue (French), Feige (German), Fico (Italian).

Related Species

Cluster fig (Ficus racemosa), Sycomore Fig (Ficus sycomorus).

The fig is believed to be indigenous to western Asia and to have been distributed by man throughout the Mediterranean area. Remnants of figs have been found in excavations of sites traced to at least 5,000B.C.

Following are some common problems and ailments which can easily be cured from the use of figs:


Soak 2-3 dried figs in 1 cup water. Take them with milk for 1 month.


Take fig either fresh or dried.

Hemmorrhoids (Piles)

Clean 2-3 figs thoroughly with hot water to easily digest them later. Soak them overnight in cold water and take 1x early the next morning and 1x in the evening. Repeat 3-4 weeks. Take the fig together with the water used to soak them as some of the nutrients may have transferred to the water.


The milky juice of green figs help to soften corn that has been suffered for a long time.

Bladder Stones

Boil 2 figs in 1 cup of water. Drink daily for a month.

Abscesses, boils

Apply as paste a baked fig that has been cut in half over the inflamed area.

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