Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Trial of Ficus racemosa

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2015,9,17,73-80.
Published:May 2015
Type:Plant Review
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Rajnish Kumar Yadav1, Bankim Chandra Nandy2, Siddhartha Maity3, Srimanta Sarkar4, Sudipta Saha1

1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

2Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Joyti Vidyapeeth Women's University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

3Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

4Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Abstract:

Ficus racemosa is an important medicinal plant, found in India, Australia and Southeast Asia. It is popularly known as 'gular.' It reduces blood glucose concentration due to the presence of β-sitosterol. Many active constituents that have been isolated from various parts of this plant possess useful pharmacological activities. The literature survey proposed that it has multiple pharmacological actions that include antidiabetic, antioxidant, antidiarrhoeal, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antifungal, antibacterial, hypolipidemic, antifilarial and hepatoprotection. This review article elaborately describes the traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of this plant. We also provide useful structures of the secondary metabolites along with their nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data. Some clinical trial data have also been provided in this review. This review would assist researchers to gather scientific information in future.