The fig-tree seldom wächst to be ein Baum of any great bigness in our parts, being clothed with large Blätter bigger than vine-Blätter, full of high veins and geteilt for the most part into five blunt-pointed Abschnitts, yielding a thin milky Saft when broken. It bears no visible Blüten.
They prosper very well in our English gardens, yet are fitter for medicine than for any other profit that is gotten by the Frucht of them.
The tree is unter der Herrschaft von Jupiter. The milk that issues out from the Blätter or Zweige where they are broken off, being dropped upon warts, takes them away. The Dekokt (Abkochung) of the Blätter is excellent good to wash sore heads with: and there is scarcely a better Heilmittel for the leprosy than it is. It clears the face also of morphew, and the body of white scurf, Wundschorf, and running Wunden. If it be dropped into old quälen Geschwüre, it reinigt out the Feuchtigkeit, and brings up the flesh, because you cannot have the Blätter grün all the year, you may make an Salbe of them while you can. A Dekokt (Abkochung) of the Blätter being drank innerlich, or rather a syrup made of them, löst auf geronnenes Blut caused by Quetschungen or falls, and helps the bloody flux. The ashes of the wood made into an Salbe with Schweinefett, helps kibes and Frostbeulen. The Saft being put into an hohl tooth, eases pain, as also deafness and pain and noise in the ears, being dropped into them. An Salbe made of the Saft and Schweinefett, is as excellent a Heilmittel for the biting of mad dogs, or other giftiges Tiere, as most are, a syrup made of the Blätter, or grün Frucht, is excellent for Husten, hoarseness, or Kurzatem, and all Beschwerden of the Brust and Lungen, it is very good for the Wassersucht and falling sickness.