A fig is a soft fruit with a thin skin that can be either green or purple. The flesh of a fig is typically red, and the entirety of the fruit is edible.
People have used figs to help treat health conditions related to the endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems, as well as the digestive tract.
Practitioners of Indian systems of medicine have long used figs to treat conditions affecting the following bodily systems:
Some researchers believe that figs have the following properties: