We have all heard this expression as "cover fig leaf." But perhaps not everyone knows where it went. Fig leaf - a leaf figs or fig trees. It is this list, according to the Bible, was the first clothing of Adam and Eve, after eating of the forbidden fruit.

Figs - one of the oldest plants growing in the ground. Homeland figs are considered to African, Asian and South American jungle. In dobibleyskie times it grows in Syria and Egypt. From there, the figs were introduced into ancient Greece long before the birth of Homer ...

In Russia, the fig tree fell only in the XVIII century. Nowadays figs shall grow in the wild in the Caucasus and southern Russia.

Fig has several names - fig, fig tree, fig, fig tree. It is a subtropical tree of the mulberry family with a strong root system, spreading, broad crown and high trunk, covered with dark gray bark. Wood rises in height from 12 to 70 meters.

Large dark green on top and pubescent below palmate leaves like a giant green hand with fingers apart. The leaves and stems contain a milky sap.

   Figs plant is dioecious, that is, male trees pollinating, and women bear fruit. Figs are small peanuts, shrouded in the peel. They may be large or small, with or without bones, yellow, pink, red, purple. Figs is speed and late. In warm edges with an adult tree figs removed two crops a year. It propagated by cuttings and seeds figs.

Figs comprise: vitamin A, vitamins B, C, lectins, sugars, organic acids, micro and macro elements - iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, bromine, sulfur, arsenic bit.

Ripe figs due to the fact that they are virtually stored fresh, provyalivayut and dried. Under the rays of the sun in the fruit of the fig tree growing percentage of sugar content.


Figs for health:

- Figi used for medicinal purposes in ancient Egypt.

- Figs possess antimicrobial, choleretic, diuretic, antipyretic, diaphoretic and light laxative properties.

- Figs displays the body of excess cholesterol, strengthens blood vessels and the heart, bone tissues, has beneficial effects on the digestive system, kidneys, liver, thyroid.

- Eat fruits is recommended before the main meal.

- When colds, bronchitis, hoarseness figs pour boiling milk, pushing the liquid and take before meals.

- Jam and compote of figs useful for people suffering from constipation.

- Fruits boiled in milk is applied to abscesses to accelerate their maturation.

- For removing calluses, legs and steamed corn applied to the sliced ​​figs overnight. The procedure is repeated until the complete disappearance of blisters.

Figs for female beauty
The fig is a valuable cosmetic. What woman does not want to have a velvety smooth skin? To realize this dream is not necessarily to buy expensive creams advertised.

- It is enough to brew 25 gr. figs with boiling cup of boiling water, to insist 2 hours, strain the liquid and wipe the face 2-3 times a day. The result appears after 14 days, and a month later the skin merely transformed.

- Figs well strengthens thinned, weakened, split hair. To do this you need to do daily: Peach mask for scalp. Grind two dry figs, put in an enamel pan, pour a glass of milk, stir, cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer over low heat until smooth, which is cool to warm conditions and apply on the scalp. Top wear plastic cap or bag, tie the head with a towel. After an hour and a half, wash the head appropriate for the type of hair shampoo.

- Figs also helps whiten teeth without resorting to expensive procedures specialists. For this Dried figs burned with fire, and the ashes mixed with glycerin, so as to obtain a paste and daily brushing your teeth this means that not only bleach, but also to strengthen.

- Ash from burnt figs dye gray hair black color by mixing it with oil.

Magic figs
The fig tree, and it helps the Buddha in meditation, self-improvement. According to legend, it was under the fig tree at Buddha enlightenment dawned. Usually people figs, if you wear it with, helps protect against bad people and ideas.

Figs growing in the bedroom, gives happy dreams, and one that is growing in the office contributes to its prosperity and wealth.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva