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Pharmacology of ficus: a review

Ibrahim, Maizatul Akma and Zakaria, Nor Hafizah (2021) Pharmacology of ficus: a review. In: Recent Advances in Ficus Research. Noor Publishing, Republic of Moldova, pp. 118-134. (In Press)

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Ficus is a medicinal plant that is commonly used in Malaysia, China, India, Thailand, South Africa, and other countries due to its pharmacological properties such as antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, and antihypertensive activities. Based on the ethnological reports, this genus has been used to treat fever, skin diseases, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and diarrhea. Women also have used the decoction of the whole plant as herbal drink to recover after childbirth. It also improves blood circulation and regains body strength, as well as treats disorders related to menstrual cycle. Recently, there were a lot of research about the isolation of the chemical constituents in the Ficus genus to understand the functions and the mechanisms of these constituents that attributed to the pharmacological properties of the plant. These chemical constituents, such as flavonoids, triterpenoids, steroids, and furocoumarins, have shown diverse applications in pharmacotherapeutic field. Therefore, this comprehensive review summarises the background and pharmacological properties of the Ficus genus.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ficus; pharmacology; phytochemicals; extract
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QK Botany
Q Science > QR Microbiology
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Depositing User: Dr Maizatul Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 20:19
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2022 20:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97176

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