- What other names is Ficin known by?
- What is Ficin?
- How does Ficin work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Ficin.
People take ficin for digestion problems and to get rid of intestinal worms.
In medical procedures, ficin is used in the production of stitching material (sutures), in the preparation of animal arteries for implantation in people, and in blood typing.
In manufacturing, ficin is used in making cheese and sausage casings and in chillproofing beer. Ficin is sometimes included in meat tenderizers, usually in combination with papain and/or bromelain.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Intestinal worms.
- Other intestinal problems.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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