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Abstract                 Volume:4  Issue-7  Year-2016          Original Research Articles

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Screening of Laxative Effect of Leaves of Ficus auriculata
Mathew George, Lincy Joseph and Nimisha M. Paul*
Pushpagiri College of Pharmacy, Thiruvalla-689107, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author

The aim of the paper is to evaluate the laxative effect of Ficus auriculata. In-vivo laxative effect was studied using the castor oil method. The hydroalcoholic extract of leaves are used for study. Ficus auriculata Lour (Moraceae) is a type of fig tree seen all over Asia, noted for its big and round leaves. It is a perennial evergreen shrub or small tree that grows up to 12m high. Primary phytochemical screening of hydroalcoholic leaf extract shows the presence of carbohydrates, flavonoids, tannins, phenolic compounds. This plant is popular in indigenous system of medicine like Ayurveda, siddha, Unani and homeopathy. 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.

Keywords: Ficus auriculata, laxative, phytochemical, hydroalcoholic
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How to cite this article:

Mathew George, Lincy Joseph and Nimisha M. Paul. 2016. Screening of Laxative Effect of Leaves of Ficus auriculata.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(7): 44-49
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.407.006