Common Fig (Tree Bud Extract), Ficus carica
1.7fl oz (50 ml)
The Primary action of Common Fig is as a harmonizer for the autonomic nervous system involving the brain and stomach axis, improving digestion. Acid secretion and motility of the stomach are slowed, slowing digestion and stool elimination. Common Fig harmonizes the Central Nervous System, specifically the brain, improving the quality of information transmission via neurotransmitters.
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In the Restoring Immunity System:
The bud of Common Fig produces a sense of calm and allows for the processing of strong emotions, improving communication between the brain and other systems.
Common Fig acts in-depth on our endocrine system contributing to the regulation of many problems resulting from neurovegetative dystonia.
The fig tree, which gives us its precious buds for the preparation of gemmotherapy extract, is a shrub or small tree 6 to 15 feet (2 to 5 meters) high and has tenacious roots that reach deep into the ground. The stems contain a corrosive, abundant and very fragrant latex. The leaves are large and palmate. The poet Saint-Pol-Roux said: “This trophy of elephant ears that the fig tree seems to be”. The flowers, very numerous, are enclosed in a fleshy receptacle resembling a pear: the fig. The fig tree requires a tiny insect for its pollination. This pollen conveyor enters the fig to fertilize the flowers inside the receptacle. It forms a symbiosis with the fig tree since neither the tree nor the insect could reproduce without mutual assistance. However, nowadays, species not dependent on this insect have been selected. The fig needs good exposure to sunlight but is indifferent to the mineralogical nature of the soil, as long as this is light and deep, but it can also grow on stones, in hedges, in uncultivated and hot places. Fig tree regenerates wastelands.
The culture of the fig tree was already known to the Egyptians 3000 years BC, and represented for ancient civilizations the symbol of fertility. Figs are, along with wheat and olives, one of the primary foods of Mediterranean civilizations. Plato was nicknamed “the fig eater”. The dried fig was a medicine esteemed by the ancients for its nutritive, emollient and softening virtues. The latex of the leaves was anciently used to curdle milk in the production of cheeses for family use.
Buddha received enlightenment under a fig tree.
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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Gemmotherapy extracts are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your practitioner before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
- Plant: 5%
- Glycerine: 33%
- Ethanol: 18%
- Water: 44%
Common fig will slow digestion and stool elimination.