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Preliminary Phytochemical Analysis of Leaf and Bark (Mixture) Extract of Ficus infectoria Plant


Authors: Ashok Kumar*, K.K. Jha, Dinesh Kumar, Abhirav Agrawal and Akhil Gupta

Abstract: Pakad (Ficus infectoria), is a large tree in Moraceae family, traditionally used in treatment of several diseases (diabetes, menstrual disorders, washing ulcers, leucorrhoea, erysipelas, epitaxis antibacterial and antifungal). The present study was carried out to investigate the phytochemical profile of leaf and bark (mixture) of Ficus infectoria. The leaf and bark (mixture) powder was successively extracted with petroleum ether, chloroform, methanol and ethanol: water (50: 50). Phytochemical analysis shows the presence of carbohydrate, glycoside, alkaloid, protein, amino acid, phytosterol, tannin & flavonoids. The result of the study could be useful for description and foundation of monograph of the plant.

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