The fig is also known to us as a fig tree, fig, fig or fig tree.
Scientists have proved that figs are one of the best sources of useful and medicinal substances.
This plant has an East Mediterranean origin: it comes from Asia Minor (Caria). At the end of the 16 century, this fruit was brought to America, after which it became widespread due to its taste qualities and useful properties.
Since the fig tree fruit can be kept fresh for relatively short periods, they are often dried. Thus, all useful substances remain in the dried / dried figs.
Dried figs have a viscous, tart-sweet taste.
Usually people use fruit in fresh form, but it is the dried fruit that has a lot of useful properties, because in it the concentration of minerals and vitamins is much higher.
This fruit contains a large amount of fiber, which positively affects the work of the gastrointestinal tract.
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Dried or dry figs help those who want to lose weight: eating these fruits causes a feeling of satiety, so they are recommended to include in the diet.
They contain a large number of vitamins and trace elements, which contribute to the normal functioning of the human body. The composition includes magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, as well as vitamins of group B (В1, В2, В3, В6, РР).
Due to these vitamins the activity of the nervous system normalizes, mental performance improves and mood improves.
This fruit is characterized by high content of pectin, which is especially valuable after getting injuries of joints and bones, since it has a positive effect on the healing of connective tissues.
In dried figs there is gallic acid, known for its bactericidal properties, which restore the intestinal microflora after various infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Due to the polyphenols and flavonoids contained in dried fruits, the antioxidant activity of blood plasma increases, which promotes the purification of blood from cholesterol plaques.
Dried fig tree fruit is used as a medicines for the treatment of respiratory diseases.
So, the fig, boiled in milk, will help with angina, bronchitis and pneumonia. In addition, this broth has antipyretic effect in these diseases.
In 100 grams of dried figs contains 256 calories, which indicates its nutritional value. Therefore, this fruit will be useful for those who are weakened and who have undergone surgery for people with low weight.
Useful properties of fresh figs differ from the useful properties of dried fruit:
- So, in medicine, fresh fruits are used in the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system, thrombophlebitis and thromboembolism;
The figs contain ficin, which reduces the coagulability of the blood, thereby contributing to the resolution of thrombi;
It is recommended for use as an aid in kidney stones and urinary tract diseases;
It is believed that this fruit, due to its antitumor activity, can stop the reproduction of malignant cells, thereby gradually dissolving the tumor itself;
In order to clean and refresh the skin, the fruit is cut and rubbed on the face and neck;
Figs in combination with walnuts help the body resist with poisoning and intoxication, and will also help increase potency.
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Why you can not abuse the figs
Despite the fact that figs are a storehouse of useful substances, there are a number of contraindications to its use.
As already mentioned, it contains a large amount of fiber.
- In view of this, it should not be used by people suffering from acute gastrointestinal illness.
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In other cases, the fig does not cause any harm, but only maintains and improves the health of the person. It is recommended to eat this fruit during pregnancy, its useful properties are invaluable.
Thus, figs, both dried and fresh, have a whole set of useful properties and at the same time has a pleasant taste, so it can rightly be called a "tasty medicine."
If you do not have the above indications, then safely include fig fruits in your daily diet, and your body will certainly thank you for your good functioning.
The inhabitants of the Crimea and the Caucasus were lucky to live in conditions favorable for cultivation of figs. It's nice that a fig tree fructifies almost almost all autumn. A little immature tongue burns. Fresh poorly to transport – can become moldy.
I live in Uzbekistan, we have a hot here, just what you need to keep up with the figs. This is not a finicky tree, it grows in our garden and pleases every year with its rich harvest.
Sadly only with the fact that I have an ulcer. After his singing there is terrible nausea