28 Jun '15, 12am

Try this popular TCM remedy for dry coughs: #simplyhersg #TCM #health

Try this popular TCM remedy for dry coughs: #simplyhersg #TCM #health

WHAT IT IS: Figs grow on the ficus tree, which is a member of the mulberry family. With about 750 species of figs worldwide, they are eaten either fresh or dried. The fruit, known as wuhuaguo in Chinese, contains significant amounts of calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron. The Encyclopedia Britannica Micropedia notes that the fig was one of the earliest fruit trees to be cultivated by primitive people. The tree thrives in a wide variety of soil types and, depending on its variety, may bear one or two crops in a year. An article in the Human Ecology journal in 2013 reported that more than one million tonnes of figs are produced annually worldwide, with Egypt and Turkey producing over half of the world’s supply. It also said wild figs reproduce by pollination and germination of seeds, whereas cultivated figs are clones of female trees propagated through cuttings. A packet...

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