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Research Article Open Access
India being a rich and varied flora of medicinal plants since the Vedic period. The present study deals with the scientific validation of Ficus racemosa Linn. with special reference to its pharmacognostical and phytochemical investigations. This is commonly known as gular, fig and is known to have medicinal properties, also even used as home remedies in the rural and the remotest parts of the India. Latex (milky juice) in administered in haemorrhoids boils, alleviates, the adenitis, particular in childrens and also aphrodiasiac. Latex is applied externally on chronic infected wounds to alleviate edema, pain and to promote the healing; therefore an attempt has been made to carried out the detailed quality control and assurance of the drug followed by HPTLC profiles, botanical identification, physiochemical analysis, preliminary phytochemical studies and fluorescence analysis of drug to get authentic therapeutic value.
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Author(s): Ritu Mishra and Ashok Kumar Tiwari
Ficus racemosa, HPTLC, Phytochemistry, Pharmacological studies, Plant Biotechnology