A Review on the Phytochemicals, Ethnomedicine Uses and Pharmacology of Ficus Species

Author(s): Chee-Yan Choo, Norakmal Yati Sulong.

Journal Name: Current Traditional Medicine

Volume 2 , Issue 1 , 2016

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Species from the Ficus genera are used in traditional medicine in Malaysia, China, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Africa, South America and other countries. The aim of this article is to review the phytochemicals, ethnomedicine uses and pharmacology of the Ficus species. The phytochemicals in these species are flavonoids, alkaloids, triterpenoids, coumarins, phenolics, ceramide, cerebroside, stilbenes and alkyl ferulates. The phytochemicals or extracts exhibited various pharmacology effects.

Keywords: Ethnomedicine, Ficus species, Pharmacology, Phytochemical, Review.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2016
Page: [3 - 17]
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.2174/2215083802999160722152307

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