A REVIEW ON PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL POTENTIAL OF FICUS RACEMOSA LINN
Sachin V. Kotwal* and Vipul V. Dhasade
Ficus racemosa Linn. is an important medicinal plant, found in Asia. It is popularly known as â€˜Umbar.â€™ Traditionally it uses for treatment of various ailments. It shows presence of primary and secondary metabolites which play significant role in prevention of various disorders. Many active constituents that have been isolated from various parts of this plant possess useful pharmacological activities. The literature survey proposed that it has multiple actions that include antidiabetic, antioxidant, antidiarrhoeal, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antifungal, antibacterial, hypolipidemic, antifilarial, and hepatoprotection. This review article elaborately describes the phytochemistry, pharmacology and traditional applications of this plant. In future this review would assist researchers to gather scientific information.
Keywords: Ficus racemosa, metabolites, phytochemistry.
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