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Ficus auriculata; A Pharmacological Update
Mathew George, Lincy Joseph and Nimisha M. Paul*
Pushpagiri College of Pharmacy, Thiruvalla-689107, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present review gives information regarding the morphological, phytochemical and pharmacology aspects of Ficus auriculata (Moraceae). This plant is popular in indigenous system of medicine like Ayurveda, siddha, Unani and homoeopathy. It is perennial evergreen shrub or small tree that grows up to12m high. Various plant parts such as bark, root, leaves, fruits and latex are used in dysentery, diarrhoea, diabetes, stomach ache, piles and as carminative, astringent and also as antioxidant and anticancer agent. Latex is widely used for curing warts, skin ulcers and sores, and taken as a purgative and vermifuge. The phytochemical screening revealed for the presence of glycosides, flavonoids, phenols, resin and tannins. The fruits contain higher value of fat, protein, fibreand minerals. The various parts of this plant has various pharmacological and biological activities.

Keywords: Ficus auriculata, antimicrobial, antioxidant, phytochemical, pharmacological.
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How to cite this article:

Mathew George, Lincy Joseph and Nimisha M. Paul. 2016. Ficus auriculata; A Pharmacological Update.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(7): 26-31
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.407.003