Fig Leaf Tea
Tue, Jun 10 2014 04:29
Figs we all know are delicious as a treat on their own or in a dessert. But did you know that Fig Leaves made into a tea are very beneficial for our health. Upon first opening your bag of Fig Leaf tea you will notice it smells a bit like that unbaked cookie dough, sweet but with a hint of coconut, vanilla & cinnamon spice. Our Fig Leaf Tea is spray-free & grown by Dale & Lorraine Jones from the Whakaaio Orchard.
Consuming fig leaves can provide several healthy benefits for the body. Among these benefits, its anti-diabetic properties are among the most recognised. When drunk as a tea first thing in the morning, fig leaves actually lower the amount of insulin required by the body. These extraordinary effects allow the diabetic to administer less insulin by injection. (See study link below)
Along with their anti-diabetes properties, fig leaves also have been shown to lower the body's triglyceride levels. A triglyceride is the storage form of fat inside the body. Although a certain supply of triglycerides is required for proper health and body function, too many triglycerides greatly increase the risk for obesity and heart disease. However, a diet with regular fig leaf consumption may help lower these health risks as it gradually lowers triglyceride levels.
Fig Leaf Tea can also be used to help treat bronchitis and asthma. Eating the leaves (up to 2 leaves per day) has also been shown to help cure gastric ulcers & indigestion, but due to the stringy nature of this it is often preferred drinking as a tea. Fig Leaf Tea is also very soothing in a sitz bath, as well as applied directly for haemorrhoids, genital warts & ringworm.
Other areas of health it has been shown to be helpful are: insomnia; tumours; fungal infections; low libido; constipation; indigestion (hyper-acidity), fatigue; ulcers; liver cirrhosis; high blood pressure & liver damage in general (See study link below)
It’s antioxidants and anti-inflammatory activity has shown it to help relieve arthritis, myositis (muscle inflammation) and other inflammatory conditions i.e. shingles, eczema & psoriasis. Topically it works its wonders too, used as a wash for acne, eczema, psoriasis, shingles, skin conditions of unknown cause. Its rich contents of antioxidants i.e. quercetin, luteolin, Vitamins A, B, C, carotenes, zinc, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, calcium & more helping to reduce the severity of symptoms & decrease the chances of debilitating disease taking hold.
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