How does Ficin work?

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

Are there safety concerns?

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

Don't use ficin on the skin. It can cause bleeding and allergic reactions.

Do not use ficin if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Ficin.

The appropriate dose of ficin depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for ficin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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