I have read that fig leaves made into a tea is a great health tonic and is known to lower glucose levels. I have also found out that fig leaves can be used in place of grape leaves for cooking, example; stuffed grape(fig leaves) and pickling. You can eat these raw. I have and they are pleasant. A mild exotic side under some cheese, with grapes and wine perhaps. Or with some fruit and sparkling cider.
I have made a lacto-fermentation (pickling) of cucumber with garlic, Jalapenos and 3-4 fig leaves. I am waiting until I finish another jar of home made pickles before I open the fig one.
My Turkey Fig bush is very young and will not produce fruit until it is at least 2 years old. As I have read. So, I have cut some of the leaves and dried them at 115F. You can dry them at 95F if you like. It will just take longer. Once dried, I crumbled them and placed them into a glass jar.
Update on Lacto-fermented cucumbers with garlic, Jalapenos and fresh fig leaves.