The Fig Tree ‘Fica’ as a medicinal plant

corsica-guide-fica-figuierBoth the fruit and the leaves have digestive and draining properties.

Also known for their anti-inflammatory, emollient, expectorant and soothing characteristics. Used for respiratory congestion, coughs, gastritis and digestive disorders – the leaves possess anti diabetic virtues.
 
Use :
As a decoction against the blockage of airways:
macerate 80g-100g in 1L of boiling water for 20min. Strain, and drink throughout the day until you see the symptoms improving.
Against coughs as a gargle: idem, with two gargles per day until symptoms have greatly improved.
 
 
Source: Corsica Guide ©

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