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Bioinformation. 2019 Mar 15;15(3):226-232. doi: 10.6026/97320630015226. eCollection 2019.

Phytochemical screening, antioxidant activity and inhibitory potential of Ficus carica and Olea europaea leaves.

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1
Laboratory of Biochemistry, Environment and Agri-Food (URAC 36) - Faculty of Sciences and Techniques - Mohammedia, Hassan II university Casablanca- Morocco.
2
National Institute of Social Action (INAS), Tangier, Morocco.
3
Environment and Health. Faculty of Sciences, University Moulay Ismail, Meknes Morocco.

Abstract

It is our interest to screen Oela europaea L and Ficus carica L leaf extract for total phenolic, flavonoid contents and to evaluate their free radical scavenging and Ferric reducing power (FRAP) using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH). Data shows that Olea europaea and Ficus carica have strong antioxidant potency to scavenge free radical at an optimal phenolic and flavonoid concentration. Results further suggest a strong correlation between antioxidant activities, phenolic and flavonoid contents. Thus, the screening of Ficus carica and Olea europaea leaf extracts for potential antioxidants as source of drugs for several diseases especially oxidative stress and cancers is illustrated.

KEYWORDS:

Ficus carica L; Olea europaea L; antioxidant activity; flavonoid contents; phenolic; phytochemical screening

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