Enzymatic cleansing and brightening
Figs contain acids, enzymes and vitamins A and C. It also assists in cleansing the skin due to the fruit enzymes it contains.
Fig trees belong to the large mulberry family of plants, many of which are cultivated for their beautiful leaves. The common fig tree (Ficus carica) is grown for its ‘fruits,’ which are actually inside-out flowers. It is native to the Middle East and western Asia. They contain tiny seeds; they have a chewy texture and a sweet taste. Their natural sweetness meant that, before the days of refined sugars, they were often used as a sweetener. The fruits can come in many colours, shapes and sizes.
Figs prefer a hot and dry climate. The leading producer of figs is Turkey, but they are also farmed in Egypt, Greece, Iran, Morocco and USA. Figs have been cultivated since at least 5000 BC and they were sacred to the Romans.
Using fresh figs can add shine to hair, laying cuticles on the hair shaft flat.