Overview

Fig is a tree. The fruit is commonly eaten. The fruit, leaves, and root are used to make medicine.

People use fig fruit for conditions such as constipation and diarrhea. The leaf is used for conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and skin conditions. The milky sap (LATEX) is used on the skin for warts and the fruit is used on the skin for eczema (atopic dermatitis) and other skin conditions. But there is no good scientific evidence to support any of these uses.

How does it work ?

Fig leaf and fruit contain chemicals. Some of these chemicals might help move food through the intestines better. Others might help to control blood sugar or cholesterol levels.

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