Then Isaiah said, “Take a lump of figs.” So they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered – 2 Kings 20:7, NKJV.
King Hezekiah had a boil that was serious enough to kill him but he prayed and begged God to let him live and God answered his prayer. God promised that He would heal him and added fifteen years to his life.
At Isaiah’s instructions, a lump of figs was placed on the boil and the king recovered. This was a miraculous recovery made by God who had compassion for the king. Hezekiah wrote about what God had done for him in Isaiah 38:9-20. He was at death’s door but God delivered him using figs.
Figs are native to the Middle East. They have a sweet, unique taste.
Figs have many health benefits such as treating digestive problems, getting rid of toxins and working as a natural laxative that treats constipation. They strengthen the immune system, are rich in dietary fiber and calcium, treat ulcers and heartburn.
If you have a dry cough, asthma or a sore throat, try drinking a fig brew. Fig milk diluted with water can help treat an eye infection. Figs control diabetes, high blood pressure, keep the colon healthy, reduce inflammation that is linked to cancer, lower high cholesterol, provide the suggested amount of daily needed iron and treat breast cancer.
The next time you are in the supermarket, get some fresh figs. Your body will thank you.
Sources: http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/9-ways-to-use-figs-as-a-natural-remedy/; http://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/health-benefits-of-figs/; http://www.cancure.org/12-links-page/37-cancer-fighting-foods-spices