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Current Traditional Medicine


ISSN (Print): 2215-0838
ISSN (Online): 2215-0846

Review Article

A Review on the Phytochemicals, Ethnomedicine Uses and Pharmacology of Ficus Species

Author(s): Chee-Yan Choo and Norakmal Yati Sulong

Volume 2, Issue 1, 2016

Page: [3 - 17] Pages: 15

DOI: 10.2174/2215083802999160722152307

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Species from the Ficus genera are used in traditional medicine in Malaysia, China, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Africa, South America and other countries. The aim of this article is to review the phytochemicals, ethnomedicine uses and pharmacology of the Ficus species. The phytochemicals in these species are flavonoids, alkaloids, triterpenoids, coumarins, phenolics, ceramide, cerebroside, stilbenes and alkyl ferulates. The phytochemicals or extracts exhibited various pharmacology effects.

Keywords: Ethnomedicine, Ficus species, Pharmacology, Phytochemical, Review.

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