Benefits of Figs
An InsulinLowering Leaf in Diabetes
The leaves of the fig tree as one of figs edible parts. But in some cultures, fig leaves are a common part of the menu, and for good reason. The leaves of the fig have repeatedly been shown to have antidiabetic properties and can actually reduce the amount of insulin needed by persons with diabetes who require insulin injections. In one study, a liquid extract made from fig leaves was simply added to the breakfast of insulindependent diabetic subjects in order to produce this insulinlowering effect.