Isolation and Chracterization of Ficus bengalensis Linn.
Medicinal herbs have a prominent role in human health care. The imposing banyan tree of poetry and legend is a store-house of invaluable remedies for some of the deadliest diseases. Ficus benghalensis Linn. synonyms being Ficus indica Linn.and Ficus cotonaeifolia belongs to the family Moraceae. Present study include phytochemical screening of Ficus benghalensis evidenced that chloroform fraction of Ficus benghalensis Linn shows comparatively better than aqueous fraction and hydro-alcoholic extract. The isolated phytochemical from chloroform fraction of Ficus benghalensis Linn was found as a white amorphous solid compound with melting point of 169-1700C and responded positively to the Salkowski’s test and Lieberman-Burchard test for steroids and triterpenes.
Keywords: Ficus benghalensis, triterpenes, heamoptysis
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