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Figs is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Figs

Figs in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Figs in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "their supposed pharmacological action corresponds to the current pathology of the disease:… dried figs (heating)"
Sec Auth: Temkin O
Title: The Falling Sickness. Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994
Page: 79
Source: The Falling Sickness, Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994,Owsei Temkin
Complete: Temkin O. The falling sickness: a history of epilepsy from the Greeks to the beginnings of modern neurology. London: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2 Revised Edition, (Softshell Books) ; 1994. p. 79.
Primary Source: 508 Cf. Dioscurides (282), ed. Wellmann, vol. I, p. 117,14.


Synonymns for Figs

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Figs

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Figs in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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Animal Studies

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Randomized Controlled Trials


1st Five Results: pubmed search

Muhammad Bilal Riaz, Arif-Ullah Khan, Neelam Gul Qazi
Pharmacological and computational evaluation of fig for therapeutic potential in hyperactive gastrointestinal disorders.
BMC Complement Altern Med: 2019, 19(1);348
[PubMed:31796063] [] [DOI] (I e)

Jan Sutter, Ben A Chindo, Axel Becker
Effects of a methanol extract of Ficus platyphylla stem bark on a two-way active avoidance task and on body core temperature.
Behav. Brain Res.: 2019, 367;215-220
[PubMed:30965062] [] [DOI] (I p)

Dipesh Raj Panday, G P Rauniar
Effect of root-extracts of Ficus benghalensis (Banyan) in memory, anxiety, muscle co-ordination and seizure in animal models.
BMC Complement Altern Med: 2016, 16(1);429
[PubMed:27809820] [] [DOI] (I e)

Ben A Chindo, Helmut Schröder, Andreas Koeberle, Oliver Werz, Axel Becker
Analgesic potential of standardized methanol stem bark extract of Ficus platyphylla in mice: Mechanisms of action.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2016, 184;101-6
[PubMed:26945978] [] [DOI] (I p)

Ben A Chindo, Evelyn Kahl, Doris Trzeczak, Petra Dehmel, Axel Becker, Markus Fendt
Standardized extract of Ficus platyphylla reverses apomorphine-induced changes in prepulse inhibition and locomotor activity in rats.
Behav. Brain Res.: 2015, 293;74-80
[PubMed:26192913] [] [DOI] (I p)



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