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Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology
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Research Article

Evaluation of Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Ficus Carica Leaves: an In Vitro Approach

Javed Ahmad1* and Iffat khan2

1Department of Biochemical Engineering and Food Technology, Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI), Kanpur, India

2Department of Biotechnology, Integral University, Lucknow, India

*Corresponding Author:
Javed Ahmad
Department of Biochemical Engineering and Food Technology
Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI)
Kanpur, India
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Received date: December 12, 2012; Accepted date: January 15, 2013; Published date: January 20, 2013

Citation: Ahmad J, khan I (2013) Evaluation of Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Ficus Carica Leaves: an In Vitro Approach. J Plant Pathol Microb 4:157. doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000157

Copyright: © 2013 Ahmad J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Ficus carica L. (fig) belongs to the mulberry tree (Moraceae) which is one of the oldest fruits in the world.
It is used in our traditional system of medicine for healing various diseases. In a continuous bid to explore new biocompatible antioxidant and antimicrobial with the least associated side-effects Ficus carica were tested against pathogenic microorganisms; S. epidermidis, K. Pneumoniae, B. Subtilis, E. aerogens, and B. cereus. The methanol extracts were prepared and screened for in-vitro antioxidant activities an antimicrobial activity using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and agar well diffusion method respectively. In addition, exract of Ficus carica prepared by soxlet apparatus and were partially purified by preparatory Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC). In conclusion, the results indicate antimicrobial activity of the extract which could be further explored for purification of antioxidant compounds.

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