Yunnan reader Mr. Li’s consultation: I have chronic pharyngitis, which is mild and severe, and my throat is sore and itchy for a few days. A friend introduced me to two unilateral figs, as follows:
- Two fresh figs, brew with boiling water, add the right amount of rock sugar, and drink frequently on behalf of the tea (or 15 grams of dry products, fry the offspring of frequent boiling tea);
- Dried fresh figs and ground them directly to the throat.
I don’t know if figs are effective for sore throat, please experts to comment on these two recipes.
Pu Zhaohe, associate researcher of the Chinese Medicine Information Research Department of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine commented that there are many causes of sore throat, most of which are related to bacterial infection. Figs have a good effect in treating sore throat, whether it is decoction or sent to the pharynx.
Figs are sweet and cool, and have the effects of clearing away heat and refreshing fluids, detoxifying and swelling, and can cure sore throat, dry cough, hoarseness, intestinal fever, constipation, indigestion, bloating and other diseases. More than a variety of throat diseases have a good treatment effect. . Studies have shown that gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, and syringic acid contained in figs also have antibacterial and antiviral effects. “Southern Yunnan Materia Medica” records that fig application can cure “all unknown swelling and poison, gangrene …”. “Quanzhou Materia Medica” also records, “Treat throat soreness, fresh figs dried in the sun, ground, and throat blowing.” Therefore, figs have swelling and analgesic effects, whether for decoction or topical application, and have certain effects on acute sore throat and sore throat. Patients can try it at their discretion. If it is not effective for 3 consecutive days, they should switch to other treatment methods. If you have a sore throat caused by a cold, you should not use this recipe. In addition, folks often use fresh figs or dried fruits in an appropriate amount, adding rock sugar and water stew to treat dry throat and hoarseness caused by lung heat. Therefore, if the sore throat and dry cough without phlegm, use 2 fresh products, stewed across the water to eat is also effective.