Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2015)
Phytochemical and biological screening of the leaves of Ficus pandurata Hance. Cultivated in Egypt
Author(s): Amgad I.M. Khedr, Ahamed E. Allam, Alaa M. Nafady, Amany S. Ahmad, Mahmoud A. Ramadan
Abstract: Ficus is one of medicinally important plant which have many of the biological activities like hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, laxative and anti-rheumatic. In present investigation carried out the phytochemical and biological screening of alcoholic extract of Ficus pandurata leaves. The study revealed that the presence of various secondary metabolites such as carbohydrates and /or glycosides, unsaturated sterols, triterpenoids, tannins, flavonoides and these components may have supported the medicinal properties of the plant species. In addition the extracts from leaves showed anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic and analgesic activities. Furthermore the obtained results may provide support to explore the plant for isolation of the active constituents responsible for these activities.
How to cite this article:
Amgad I.M. Khedr, Ahamed E. Allam, Alaa M. Nafady, Amany S. Ahmad, Mahmoud A. Ramadan. Phytochemical and biological screening of the leaves of Ficus pandurata Hance. Cultivated in Egypt. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2015; 4(1): 50-54.