Figs are known for being high in fiber, nutritious, and tasty and while they offer plenty of nutrients, they are also a great option for naturally treating your symptoms of asthma. Asthma tends to be caused by the thinning of your lung tissue and typically this tissue becomes inflamed. Figs are a great option for treating asthma because they can help to reduce the inflammation in the body. Start by soaking some figs overnight in fresh water and allow them to soak for at least eight hours. In the morning, eat the figs (for a good breakfast and for the asthma) and drink the fig water as well. This will give you a great effect from both sources and it can help to reduce the inflammation in your body.