- What other names is Fig known by?
- What is Fig?
- How does Fig work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Fig.
Fig FRUIT is used as a laxative to relieve constipation.
Fig LEAF is used for diabetes, high cholesterol, and skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and vitiligo.
Some people apply the milky sap (LATEX) from the tree directly to the skin to treat skin tumors and warts.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Diabetes. Early research suggests that a tea made from fig leaves may reduce insulin requirements in people with type 1 diabetes. It also seems to lower blood sugar levels after eating.
- 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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