Preliminary Phytochemical Screening of Bark Extracts of Ficus- glomerata (Gular), a lactiferous deciduous tree from Indian origin
Keywords:Phytochemical Screening, Ficus-glomerata, Secondary metabolite, Ethanol, Hydroalcohol and Soxhlation Extraction
Medicinal plants have been used as traditional treatments for various kinds of human diseases for thousands of years. Ficus glomerata is an evergreen moderate to large sized spreading lactiferous, deciduous tree 15-18m high found in throughout the warmer part of Asia, Africa, America and Australia. It is often cultivated round villages in India for its edible fruit. The aim of the current study was to screen the various phytoconstituents from three different solvents viz ethanol, hydroalcohol and aqueous extracts of bark of Ficus glomerata. By using standard procedure these three different solvents extracts were subjected for
qualitative phytochemical screening. It was found that bark extracts of this plant contains various secondary metabolites such as alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, carbohydrates, triterpenoids and steroids. Resulting data from phytochemical testing of three different extracts of bark of Ficus glomerata may be serve as a tool for the quality control of drug in future prospect, for the cure of diverse disease conditions.
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