There are numerous health benefits of figs or Anjeer which include its use as a treatment for dysfunction of male reproductive system, constipation, stomach problems, piles, diabetes, different types of cough, bronchitis, and asthma. It is also used as an effective and healthy way to gain weight back.
Figs are seasonal fruits that are grown in the western parts of Asia, but dried figs can be found in almost every part of the world, at any point during the year. The fig tree is a member of mulberry tree family.
Different types of Minerals, vitamins and fiber are contained in the fruit. Figs contain a wealth of effective nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin B1, Calcium, vitamin B2, iron, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, sodium and chlorine.
Health benefits of Figs
A few of the health benefits got from figs include:
Treatment of Constipation: There are 5 grams of fiber in threefigs. Fiber helps promote healthy, regular bowel function and prevents constipation. Fiber works to add bulk and mass to bowel movements, so it not only saves from constipation, but also treats diarrhea and unhealthy or irregular bowel movements.
Weight loss and Gain: The good quantity of fiber in figs also helps to reduce weight and is often advised for obese peoplebut their high calorie count can also result in weight gain, especially when taken with milk.
Lower cholesterol: Fig contains Pectin, which is a soluble fiber. When fiber moves through the digestive system, it basically removes excess particles of cholesterol and carries them to the excretory system to be eliminated from the body.
Prevention of heart disease: Dried figs have phenol, Omega-3 and Omega-6 and these fatty acids reduce the risks of coronary heart disease. Moreover the leaves of figs have a significant effect on the level of triglycerides in a person's system. Fig leaves effect on triglycerides, and makes the overall number of triglycerides drop.
Treatment for Diabetic Patients: Figs are very helpful in treating a diabetic patient. These help decreasing the need of insulin.
Treatment of High Blood Pressure: People generally take in sodium in the form of table salt, but low potassium and high sodium levelscan lead to hypertension or high blood pressure. Figs have good potassium nutrients and low in sodium, so they are a perfect weapon against the appearance and effects of hypertension. Figs are good to make you relaxed and give a soothing effect to brain.
Bronchitis: Fig leaves can be used to prevent Bronchitis and Asthma. The tea of fig leaves is helpful in fighting bronchitis and Asthma and soothes the respiratory system.
Venereal Diseases: Soak 2-3 figs in milk overnight and eat them in the morning to enhance the stamina in males and to improve reproductive abilities. Figs can be used in fighting venereal diseases.
Strengthening of Bones: Figs are very rich in calcium, which is the most important thing to make your bones strong and for reducing the risk of osteoporosis. It is also very rich in phosphorus which is also good for bones.
There are many other benefits which are not being covered here but certainly Figs are very useful for many other diseases of men and women and its general use in daily food intake is very helpful but it is recommended not to overdose it because excess of everything is bad. Because overdose of Figs can also give harm to body and especially sensitive individuals can take loss instead of benefit.