Fig, Ficus carica . Figs are so sensual... ☺️ Currently gorging myself on them with abandon as my next door neighbors have had an insanely productive year. . The fig tree is a member of the mulberry family. Of Mediterranean origin, they grow very well in our climate and do not require watering once established. They are often incorporated into permaculture style food forests in our bioregion for this reason, and will reliably produce annually left to their own devices. . Figs are high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They store well and their nutritional value actually increases when they are dried. I like to craft the fresh fruits into switchels and cordials with ginger and basil. . The young leaves, harvested in early spring, also make a lovely aromatic spice or tea. They are great infused into soups or curries. . Anyone know of any medicinal uses for figs? I only use them for making little tasty pleasure medicines and in aphrodisiac blends... their doctrine of signatures is rather undeniable. . #ficuscarica #fig #figtree #permaculture #foodforest #aphrodisiac #switchel #cordial #harvest #herbalism #herbs

Fig, Ficus carica . Figs are so sensual... ☺️ Currently gorging myself on them with abandon as my next door neighbors have had an insanely productive year. . The fig tree is a member of the mulberry family. Of Mediterranean origin, they grow very well in our climate and do not require watering once established. They are often incorporated into permaculture style food forests in our bioregion for this reason, and will reliably produce annually left to their own devices. . Figs are high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They store well and their nutritional value actually increases when they are dried. I like to craft the fresh fruits into switchels and cordials with ginger and basil. . The young leaves, harvested in early spring, also make a lovely aromatic spice or tea. They are great infused into soups or curries. . Anyone know of any medicinal uses for figs? I only use them for making little tasty pleasure medicines and in aphrodisiac blends... their doctrine of signatures is rather undeniable. . #ficuscarica #fig #figtree #permaculture #foodforest #aphrodisiac #switchel #cordial #harvest #herbalism #herbs

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