Figs are Very rich in minerals[see below] and vitamins and used in ancient times for endurance [sodiers, gladiators]
They increase fertility, especially in male “sterility”.
Excellent for constipation, soak in the evening some figs in water and drink the water in the morning and eat the figs
Cooking figs in water and drinking the water is excellent against a cough after a cold.
Maimonides[the Rambam] writes that figs, grapes and almonds- fresh or dried- belong to the most beneficial fruits [and as you may know, the Rambam is not very happy with all fruits for unknown reasons. to me]
Figs-as you may imagine- are also excellent for strong bones- rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamins K and C and much more.
One of the best foods/fruits for old age.
It may be well known to most of you that King Chezkiyahu Was very sick and that the prophet Isaiah told him to take a cake of figs, and this was placed on the boil, and the King was healed [Clearly that his prayer was the most important!]
“Chizkiyahu then turned his face to the wall and prayed to G-d.” – Isaiah 38:2]
ב וַיַּסֵּב חִזְקִיָּהוּ פָּנָיו, אֶל-הַקִּיר; וַיִּתְפַּלֵּל, אֶל-יְהוָה. 2 Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,
and said: ‘Remember now, O LORD, I beseech Thee, how I have walked before Thee in truth and with a whole heart, and have done that which is good in Thy sight.
כא וַיֹּאמֶר יְשַׁעְיָהוּ, יִשְׂאוּ דְּבֶלֶת תְּאֵנִים; וְיִמְרְחוּ עַל-הַשְּׁחִין, וְיֶחִי. 21 And Isaiah said: ‘Let them take a cake of figs, and lay it for a plaster upon the boil, and he shall recover.’
I often have used figs to treat [soften] an abscess and even for dental abscess.
The wood from the fig tree was used for the ritual preparing [burning] of the Red Cow [Para Aduma], as I read.
And from the Internet:
Figs have been widely consumed in the Middle East for centuries where they are known as a symbol of longevity. A recent scientific study in China has backed up their reputation for ensuring a long life span. The study shows that, in addition to their already long list of health benefits, figs contain a strong anti-cancer agent.
When figs are cut at the stem they exude a thick, milky substance called fig latex. The study shows that fig latex has a strong anti-cancer effect on liver and brain cancers. Latex is able to disrupt the way cancer cells multiply, and may be able to destroy cancerous cells at up to three times the normal rate.
My wife found these high quality figs, very fresh and tasty.
Some Jews don’t “touch” te’enim….every one has to decide for themself.