Dried Figs in Olive Oil – What Can This Old Folk Remedy Do For Your Health


Figs in olive oil are a recipe that originates from the coastal areas, it’s an amazing natural & safe remedy for lots of health conditions, including:

  • stomach problems
  • hemorrhoids
  • constipation
  • high cholesterol
  • anemia
  • asthma and bronchitis
  • and even  infertility. Some women say that this natural remedy helped get pregnant.

Reasons to use figs – health benefits of this amazing fruit

1-Figs are one of the highest plant sources of calcium which is an excellent alternative for the therapeutic treatment of people who are allergic to dairy products.

2-Fig fruit is rich in dietary fiber, because of this, they may have a laxative effect. And they’re effective in promoting weight loss too.

3-Figs are a great source of potassium, which helps to regulate blood pressure and other important bodily functions. Omega 3 and Omega 6 they contain help to maintain blood pressure and  coronary heart attacks as well.

4-Dried figs are at the top of the dried fruit list for phenol antioxidant levels. One study found that eating just two medium dried figs caused a significant increase in antioxidant activity in the body.

5-Figs are alkaline producing, helping the body achieve and maintain a disease-free healthy life.

6-Fig is an effective remedy to increase sexual weakness. Soak 4-5 figs in milk overnight and eat in the morning to overcome weakness.

7-Figs have anti-aging properties, and they are especially good for treating acne. Apply mashed fresh figs all over your face and let it dry for 20 minutes, rinse with warm water.

8-According to a study, figs are able to cure kidney stones. Boil 6 figs in a cup of water. Consume this daily up to a month to remove kidney stones.

9-It’s well known that fig leaves can be consumed for anti-diabetic properties, they lower the amount of insulin required by diabetics.

10-You can relive constipation by consuming 2-3 soaked dried figs with a tablespoon of honey, keep using this for a month every morning.

11-Tryptophan in figs helps you get a good sleep and helps get rid of sleep disorders such as insomnia.

12-Figs contain a good amount of Vitamin C which helps to lighten and even out the skin tone. They are also loaded with anti-oxidants that gives you healthy and glowing skin.

13-Figs are high in vitamin B6, which has long been thought to be beneficial in treating morning sickness.

Recipe for dried figs in olive oil

  • 40 pieces high quality dried figs
  • Olive oil

Put the dried figs in a jar and then pour olive oil to the top of the jar.

Close it and keep for 40 days, during these days the figs will absorb a lot of olive oil.

Eat one fig before every meal.



Beverly Entin

  • Taylor Gomez

    Finally, I now know what this does! Its amazing, and I’ve heard of it many times, but I didn’t really believe what I heard it does, until I tried myself. A natural way to stay healthy! Strongly recommend! 🙂

  • nkthgreek

    The Endocrine Society study referred to as support for figs as a cure for kidney stones states the opposite.

    Conservative management

    High oral fluid intake must be considered in all stone formers. A prospective controlled study has shown that increasing water intake to ensure a urinary volume of approximately 2.5 liters/d was associated with reduced urinary supersaturation with CaOx and a significant reduction in stone recurrence (109). Another study suggests that fluid intake as fruit juice, specifically orange juice, is also effective in reducing urinary CaOx saturation and increasing urinary citrate excretion (110). This effectiveness is not shared with apple juice, grapefruit juice, cola, and some sport drinks due to their elevated oxalate and fructose content (110–112). Based on one study in Italian men with hypercalciuria, great emphasis has been placed on low dietary sodium (<100 mEq/d) and animal protein consumption (50–60 g/d) as well as normal calcium intake (1200 mg/d) in the reduction of calcium stone recurrence (113). However, another study using only a low-fiber, low-protein diet in a cohort in the United States did not show decreased stone recurrence (114). Dietary oxalate restriction (<100 mg/d) is also useful in lowering urinary oxalate excretion. Foods that are known to raise urinary oxalate excretion include fruits such as raspberries, figs, and plums; vegetables such as spinach, rhubarb, and beets; and most nuts, tea, wheat bran, chocolate, and high amounts of vitamin C (115, 116). There is no specific report detailing the amount of vitamin D intake for these subjects. However, 800 IU/d is generally recommended.

  • zaeem rehman

    i have heard that if you fill 75% of a glass with olive oil and put 3 figs in it somewhere in the afternoon and then take out those 3 figs before sunrise and eat them you will get rid of vitmain d deficiency. Please if anyone else has heard about this , do comment. Dont know if we can use the olive oil again or not.

    • Mohammad Irfan Rachawale

      Salam, Did you by any chance got confirmation about this mix help on vitamin D?

  • Silvio6

    But… What’s the difference between this recipe, and eating a dry fig with some olive oil? Does any chemical reaction happen during the 40 days, apart from the figs soaking the oil?