Figs (Caricae fructus)

Published June 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Feigen

Name of Drug

Caricae fructus, figs.

Composition of Drug

Figs consists of the dried fruits of Ficus carica L. [Fam. Moraceae], as well as preparations thereof.

Uses

Fig preparations are used as a laxative.

The claimed efficacy has not been sufficiently documented.

Risks

None known.

Evaluation

Since the claimed efficacy has not been sufficiently documented, a therapeutic application cannot be justified. There are no objections to the use of figs as an additive or flavor corrigent.