fig cleanse

fig cleanse

In Algeria, figs are often crushed in olive oil and then eaten with the intent of completely cleansing the stomach and colon. This incredibly simple home remedy is a good one to keep in your mind’s metaphorical medicine cabinet for the next time you feel digestive distress or are just looking for a gut reset. 

As always, it is important to source a high-quality EVOO for this recipe. For the sake of reaching higher production demands, most store-bought olive oils comprise rancid olives or have been adulterated with seed oils. A pure EVOO that is harvested both ethically and sustainably contains potent healing benefits that can stimulate metabolism, promote digestion, lower inflammation, contribute to cell renewal, and lubricate mucous membranes.

We intentionally source our HEAL EVOO for its medicinal properties. Its light, fresh flavor in conjunction with its high polyphenol count makes it the ideal choice for this type of recipe.



  1. Slice the figs and place them in a mortar and pestle.
  2. Pour the olive oil over the figs in moderate increments, gently crushing and mixing as you go.
  3. The remedy is finished when the figs are sufficiently crushed and it resembles a thick paste.

Enjoy a few spoonfuls on an empty stomach every morning for three days. These rules are not hard and fast, so please listen to your body and consume as much each day as you feel you need!

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