Published June 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Caricae fructus, figs.
Figs consists of the dried fruits of Ficus carica L. [Fam. Moraceae], as well as preparations thereof.
Fig preparations are used as a laxative.
The claimed efficacy has not been sufficiently documented.
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.