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Fig (Ficus carica)



Promotes digestion, emollient, effective on the stomach, milk-producing

Areas of application:

Constipation, help with digestion, helps against anxiety, makes you peaceful, female infertility, bronchi, inflammation of the mouth, inflammation of the gums, purulent tooth, pain, abscesses, skin inflammation, wart medicine, beautifies scars

Plant parts used:

Leaves, fruit

Collection time:

September, October

To find:

You can only collect in the Mediterranean countries.


Acids, protein, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, niacin, riboflavin, furocoumarins, mucilage


In the kitchen you can use them with other fruit or on their own to make compotes, sweet and sour chutneys, jam and syrup. They go well with any heavy meat menu. Dried figs can be eaten as trail mix together with nuts, as well as in muesli, bread, cakes or fruit salads. They are used in spices as a flavor enhancer.

🛑 The tiny, unripe figs are poisonous, as are the leaves and the milky juice.


Small wasps play an important role during reproduction, but after pollination they die in the flower. So if you eat a fig, you're probably also eating a wasp.

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