Islamic Medicine

Figs- good for the growth


Figs- good for the growth

امام صادق (ع) : اَلتّينُ يَذهَبُ بِالبَخرِ و َيَشُدُّ العَظمَ و َيُنبِتُ الشَّعرَ و َيَذهَبُ بِالدّاءِ وَ لايُحتاجُ مَعَهُ إِلى دَواءٍ؛.

Imam Sadiq (PBUH): “Figs remove unpleasant breath, strengthen bones, increase the growth of hair, treat minor ailments and with their consumption there is no need for medication.”

Wasā’il al-Shīʿa, vol.25, p.170, Hadith: 31554

 Scientific proof

 Jo Lewin

(Food Partnership’s Community Nutritionist. Jo Lewin holds a degree in nutritional therapy and works as a community health nutritionist and private consultant. She is an accredited member of BANT, covered by the association’s code of ethics and practice)

Figs are often recommended to nourish and tone the intestines and act as a natural laxative because of their high fiber content. Many of us consume too much sodium (salt), found in processed foods. High intakes of sodium can lead to deficiencies of potassium and this imbalance between the two minerals can lead to hypertension (high blood pressure). A diet rich in fruit and vegetables – including fresh figs, naturally increases potassium and is therefore encouraged to help lower blood pressure.

Naturally high in dietary fiber, figs can be a useful food to include in the diet for those watching their weight. High fiber foods provide feelings of fullness and can reduce hunger and cravings. Figs also contain prebiotics, which help support the pre-existing good bacteria in the gut, improving digestive wellness.

Figs are a good fruit source of calcium, a mineral that is involved in bone density. Their high potassium content may counteract the urinary excretion of calcium caused by high salt diets. This in turn helps to keep calcium in bones and lessens the risk of osteoporosis.


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