The use of figs is mentioned in many parts of the Torah, In Isaiah chap. 38, King Hezekiah was dying, and Adonai granted him 15 more years of life. Was this a good thing? well, during this time, Manasseh was born, who proved to be the worse and most corrupt king in Israel! maybe Hezekiah should have just accepted Hashem's decision to take him home….HOWEVER…G-d DID grant him more years of life, and so, G-d gave the remedy to heal the king….
ISAIAH 38:21; Now Isaiah said; "Let them take a lump of FIGS and apply it as a poultice on the boil and he shall recover." and the king did recover. Seems like figs have medicinal properties.
FIG LEAVES brewed as tea have the potential of lowing blood sugar. The only problem is "getting them" you can't go to the supermarket and look for them, you have to know someone who has a fig tree. Fortunately, there is an African church across the fence line that divides our property. They have a fig tree about one hundred feet from our home, and now, it has both figs and leaves. So, this is the way I make the tea;
1. Take about three large fig leaves, fresh, cut them up and put them in a medium sized tea kettle, fill with water.
2. Squeeze perhaps 2 tablespoons of Vanilla-nutmeg-honey infusion into the water. If you can not get a bottle of that mix, just put in two tablespoons of honey. (remember, honey has natural sugar, not processed). squeeze a half a lemon into the water as well
3. Set on stove top at medium heat, and leave to boil for about one half hour, or you can heat slowly using low heat, and leave a bit longer. The water will turn a bit like golden-brown color. If you want, you can also add one-half cinnamon stick to the mixture. It might change the taste a bit, but cinnamon also has medicinal properties that lower blood sugar, so you have the fig leaves and cinnamon stick working together to improve your health, as far as sugar levels go
4. Take out the fig leaves and throw them away, pour about one half cup of hot tea into a large, half-gallon container, mix with about one tablespoon of honey, or honey-vanilla-nutmeg infusion. Squeeze one lemon into mixture, mix with wooden spoon.
5. Pour rest of tea into the container, then fill up the container with purified drinking water, so you will have one-half gallon of fig leaf tea. Put in refrigerator and let cool. Then serve, if you want, you can put one teaspoon of lemon juice per glass of tea.
This is a good, natural drink for the hot, summer months (really good for those who live in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee) July is really hot there.