Alternative medicine for treatment of arthritis is getting more popular. Making medicinal plants provide relief of symptoms comparable to that obtained from allopathic medicines. The medicinal value of the chosen plant Ficus benghalensis
bark has not been extensively worked out. Therefore, the present study was to investigate the phytochemical screening and anti-arthritic activity of Ficus benghalensis
bark extract. The following conclusion observed from the study. The phytochemical screening Ficus benghalensis
bark showed that the presence of saponins, terpenoids, flavonoids, Triterpenoids, polyphenol, coumarins and glycosides whereastannin, steroids, alkaloids and anthraquinone were absent in ethanol
and aqueous extracts. Significant amount of terpenoids (28mg/gm) saponin (26mg/gm), flavonoids (97mg/gm) and phenol (110mg/gm) were presented. The ethanolic extract confirm the anti-arthritic activity through denaturation method. Overall, it can be concluded from the present study that Ficus benghalensis
contains rich source of phytochemicals.