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Pharm Biol. 2010 Jun;48(6):672-81. doi: 10.3109/13880200903241861.

Traditional uses, medicinal properties, and phytopharmacology of Ficus racemosa: a review.

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  • 1Department of Studies in Food Science and Nutrition, University of Mysore, Mysore, India. fayaz_ahmed09@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Ficus racemosa Linn. (Moraceae) is a popular medicinal plant in India, which has long been used in Ayurveda, the ancient system of Indian medicine, for various diseases/disorders including diabetes, liver disorders, diarrhea, inflammatory conditions, hemorrhoids, respiratory, and urinary diseases. F. racemosa is pharmacologically studied for various activities including antidiabetic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, hepatoprotective, and antimicrobial activities. A wide range of phytochemical constituents have been identified and isolated from various parts of F. racemosa. In this review, a comprehensive account of its traditional uses, phytochemical constituents, and pharmacological effects is presented in view of the many recent findings of importance on this plant.

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