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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-27

Antioxidant activity and phytochemical screening of Ficus benghalensis aerial roots fractions


1 Faculty of Pharmacy, International Campus, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Faculty of Pharmacy, International Campus; Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Evidence-Based Phytotherapy and Complementary Medicine Research Center; Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Nafiseh Khosravi Dehaghi
Evidence-Based Phytotherapy and Complementary Medicine Research Center, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj; Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jrptps.jrptps_20_18

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Context: Ficus benghalensis (Moraceae) is an evergreen tree found in south and southeast of Iran as wild and cultivated plants. Different parts of this plant have different effects such as antitumor, antipyretic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Aims: The aim of this study was investigated the phytochemical screening and antioxidant activities of different fractions of plant roots. Materials and Methods: Phytochemical investigation was done by different methods in references. Antioxidant activity was evaluated by DPPH and FRAP assay. All chemical materials and solvents were prepared from Sigma-Aldrich, Scharlau and Merk. Statistical Analysis: All measurements were carried out in triplicate and the data were expressed as mean ± SD. Statistical analysis was performed using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and tukey test. Results: Phytochemical screening showed steroids, flavonoids, tannins, phenolic compounds, and anthraquinone glycoside are F. benghalensis constituents. This plant had antioxidant activity, but it was lower than the Indian kinds. Conclusion: This study elucidated Ficus benghalensis could be useful plant with antioxidant activity. Further investigation needs for details.


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