Figs short history

Figs short history

This fruit was the favourite ambrosia of Platon, in fact it is known as the philosophers fruit. Galeno advised to the gymnasts and Hipocrates used them to fight against fever states. Evenmore, the “bereberes” considered figs as a symbol of fertility and resurrection.

Very healthy
The ripe fig is very digestive, because it contains a special substance called Cradina. Dried or fresh, figs are an excellent tonic for people that make special physical efforts or intellectual.

This fruit contains also, changeable quantities of “pentosanas” and citric acid, malic acid and acetic acid. It contains a quantity of sugar higher than any other fruit, so that its caloric value is more the same to the banana or grapes. It is low fat and proteins, but rich in water, minerals and fibre. It is also a good emollient, a soft laxative, a good diuretic and an excellent cough medicine. For all that, figs are high recommended for children, teenagers, pregnant women, intellectual and sporty people.

Three years ago, it was discovered its antibiotic power, that explains its efficiency with bucal illnesses treatment, such as ulcers and sores.

Its content of iron makes figs, specially dried figs, to be recommended for people who suffer anaemia, meanwhile lignanos (in the fibre) have got a light effect in the estrous cycle and can relieve period pains.