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Ficus carica is a member of the mulberry family (Moraceae). It is native to Asia but is grown worldwide. In addition to being a very good source of vitamin K and fiber, figs have been used for digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, and other conditions.

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Please enjoy this information on fig made available through the generosity of Euromed’s adoption.

AAH fig



Additional ABC Fig Resources 

Fig monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.

HerbalEGram Articles

Food as Medicine: Fig (Ficus carica, Moraceae), Vol. 14, Issue 8, August 2017

HerbClip reviews

The Ethnobotany of Figs as Anticancer and Anti-inflammatory Agents, HC# 100483-369, January 30, 2009


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