Dried Figs in Olive Oil – What Can This Old Folk Remedy Do For Your Health


Figs in olive oil are a recipe that originates from the coastal areas, it’s an amazing natural & safe remedy for lots of health conditions, including:

  • stomach problems
  • hemorrhoids
  • constipation
  • high cholesterol
  • anemia
  • asthma and bronchitis
  • and even  infertility. Some women say that this natural remedy helped get pregnant.

Reasons to use figs – health benefits of this amazing fruit

1-Figs are one of the highest plant sources of calcium which is an excellent alternative for the therapeutic treatment of people who are allergic to dairy products.

2-Fig fruit is rich in dietary fiber, because of this, they may have a laxative effect. And they’re effective in promoting weight loss too.

3-Figs are a great source of potassium, which helps to regulate blood pressure and other important bodily functions. Omega 3 and Omega 6 they contain help to maintain blood pressure and  coronary heart attacks as well.

4-Dried figs are at the top of the dried fruit list for phenol antioxidant levels. One study found that eating just two medium dried figs caused a significant increase in antioxidant activity in the body.

5-Figs are alkaline producing, helping the body achieve and maintain a disease-free healthy life.

6-Fig is an effective remedy to increase sexual weakness. Soak 4-5 figs in milk overnight and eat in the morning to overcome weakness.

7-Figs have anti-aging properties, and they are especially good for treating acne. Apply mashed fresh figs all over your face and let it dry for 20 minutes, rinse with warm water.

8-According to a study, figs are able to cure kidney stones. Boil 6 figs in a cup of water. Consume this daily up to a month to remove kidney stones.

9-It’s well known that fig leaves can be consumed for anti-diabetic properties, they lower the amount of insulin required by diabetics.

10-You can relive constipation by consuming 2-3 soaked dried figs with a tablespoon of honey, keep using this for a month every morning.

11-Tryptophan in figs helps you get a good sleep and helps get rid of sleep disorders such as insomnia.

12-Figs contain a good amount of Vitamin C which helps to lighten and even out the skin tone. They are also loaded with anti-oxidants that gives you healthy and glowing skin.

13-Figs are high in vitamin B6, which has long been thought to be beneficial in treating morning sickness.

Recipe for dried figs in olive oil

  • 40 pieces high quality dried figs
  • Olive oil

Put the dried figs in a jar and then pour olive oil to the top of the jar.

Close it and keep for 40 days, during these days the figs will absorb a lot of olive oil.

Eat one fig before every meal.



Beverly Entin