The Common Fig. Nat. Ord. Urticaceae. Linn. Syst. Polygamia Dicia. Hab. Asia and Europe. The dried fruit is imported from Smyrna.
Med. Prop. and Action. The dried fruit is gently laxative, but sometimes produces griping and flatulence. In the form of decoction (strained) it is demulcent.
Offic. Prep. Confectio SennAe. (See Senna.)
In Pulmonary. Nephritic, and Calculous Affections, a decoction of Figs is a useful demulcent.
1273. In Habitual Constipation, dried Figs prove useful; they form an important article in Confect. SennAe.
* Companion to the Pharmacopoeia, p. 88.
Cyc. Pract. Med., vol. i. p. 663. Lancet, Oct. 25, 1862.
of Figs boiled in fvj. of water, and strained, forms a useful gargle. (A. T. Thompson.)