Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Phytochemical and therapeutic properties of Ficus carica Linn. : An overview
Author(s): Abid Rashid, Asrar Amin Khan, Sajad Hussain Dar, Nelofar Gulam Nabi, Abdul Rashid Teli
Abstract: Ficus carica is one of the largest genera of medicinal plants, grows in tropical and subtropical regions of India. It is an important genetic resource with high economical, nutritional and historical value. It is used in indigenous system of medicine like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy. From the different parts of this plant like Leaves, Fruits, Barks various types of biologically active compounds were isolated which shows much effective in various treatments such as liver diseases, skin diseases, stomachache, dysentery, ulcers, diabetes, kidney diseases and anticancer etc. Therefore the present review is based on the data collected from the various resources on its phytochemistry, isolated compounds, traditional uses and its therapeutic values.