Ficin

18/Description

About

Ficin is a latex substance from the trunk of a tree called Ficus insipida. It is used as medicine, as well as in medical procedures and manufacturing.

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.

How it works

Ficin contains chemicals that might help break down proteins and kill intestinal worms.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Intestinal worms
Other intestinal problems
Other conditions

Concerns

Unsafe

It is UNSAFE to use ficin on the skin. It can cause bleeding and allergic reactions.

There isn't enough information to know if ficin is safe to take by mouth. Large amounts can cause severe diarrhea

18/Warnings

Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough information to know if ficin is safe to take by mouth. But it isUNSAFEto use on the skin. Stay on the safe side and don't use ficin if you arepregnantorbreast-feeding.Dosing considerations for Ficin.

Interactions

No information available.

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