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Figs Leaves can be used to help Diabetics?
« on: October 30, 2019, 02:23:11 PM »
I was reading today that diabetics can take 4-5 fig leaves and boil them in water  strain and consume the tea warm. You can also dry the leaves and make a powder. Mix the powder with water and drink.
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Re: Figs Leaves can be used to help Diabetics?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2019, 04:17:55 PM »
I did not know that you had to eat the leaves.  I just heard that you could make a tea of sorts with leaves and that would help. 
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Re: Figs Leaves can be used to help Diabetics?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 04:33:52 PM »
I guess if you boil them and drink it there would be no harm in making a powder from the leaves and mixing it as a drink. Let me try it on the wife first to see how it works ;-)
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Re: Figs Leaves can be used to help Diabetics?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 04:41:24 PM »
I know someone that does use the leaves like a tea.  I never asked if the leaves were consumed though.  I am not diabetic so nothing for me to try, just curious how that tea tastes like though
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Re: Figs Leaves can be used to help Diabetics?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019, 05:20:06 PM »
I used to make a "special tea" with mushrooms It cured boredom lol
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Re: Figs Leaves can be used to help Diabetics?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2019, 08:48:55 PM »
Kevin912,

Yes, I have friends that do/did that special tea also.  I have never drank any cause the company that I work for does a random drug test every other month.  I canít afford to fail that test. 
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Re: Figs Leaves can be used to help Diabetics?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2019, 03:49:11 PM »
I can neither confirm nor deny that I pick mushrooms in cow pastures in the early '70s.
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Re: Figs Leaves can be used to help Diabetics?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 02:32:03 PM »
I guess if you boil them and drink it there would be no harm in making a powder from the leaves and mixing it as a drink. Let me try it on the wife first to see how it works ;-)
I am a well controlled diabetic but would be more than willing try fig leaf tea if it enables me to control serum glucose and HbA1C even better.   Now isn't it true that leaves from the most sought after figs make the best tea?   JD, what do you think???   Hint, hint.  LOL.

And if the tea doesn't kill me, the overindulgence in the finest, sweetest, and most delectable figs surely will. 

In all seriousness, can you use dry leaves or do they need to be fresh?   And is any variety better for this than others?
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Re: Figs Leaves can be used to help Diabetics?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 04:07:36 PM »
Opiem10,

From what I remember, she used to dry them and used like that.
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Re: Figs Leaves can be used to help Diabetics?
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2019, 11:55:08 PM »
Opiem10,

The tea is great tasting.  But try berberine as an herbal supplement for diabetes!  Some people can stop metformin (which originally came from French lilacs).

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Re: Figs Leaves can be used to help Diabetics?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2019, 02:49:29 AM »
Wow this is new to me.
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Re: Figs Leaves can be used to help Diabetics?
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2019, 01:35:42 PM »
I haven't made tea from fig leaves, yet. But I have made tea from Loquat and Papaya leaves and soon from Roselle. If you've only drinken "regular" tea, you should know that teas made with leaves of other plants will not taste the same as those "regular" teas and it may take some time for you to get used to the taste.
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Re: Figs Leaves can be used to help Diabetics?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2019, 01:47:45 PM »
Leaves can be used to make tea, but most valuable part of fig tree are its roots, they are used in Chinese medicine.
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Re: Figs Leaves can be used to help Diabetics?
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2020, 09:19:32 PM »
This fascinates me. But then, Iíve been drinking odd teas (yum, nettles) and tucking funny plants into the backyard pharmacy for a long time. Iíve not heard of fig leaves and roots as medicine. Anybody out there know where to get more info?
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Re: Figs Leaves can be used to help Diabetics?
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2020, 02:25:01 PM »
The tea made from the dried leaves smells and tastes like caramel.
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