Pharmacological investigations of Ficus carica Linn (Moraceae)

Authors

  • Muhammad Ibrahim Department of Chemistry, University of Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Amir Alam Department of Chemistry, University of Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Keywords:

Anti-diabetic and Anti- Inflammatory, plant extract

Abstract

An endocrine system metabolic disease is diabetes mellitus. Patients with diabetes have excessive blood sugar, which is detrimental to numerous bodily functions because they are either unable to generate insulin or are unable to use it correctly in the body. Elevated blood glucose levels can cause substantial harm over time to the heart, kidneys, eyes, nerves, and blood vessels. Inflammation is a primary protective response, it initiates when the body faces distressed physiological saturations such as swelling, heat, redness, pain, and injury. To repair tissues and destroy or inactivate the attacking organisms’ body inflames. It is a critical reaction originated by the immune systems of the body to suppress inflammation. Natural substances are way better than pharmaceutical drugs as they have many side effects along with curative properties. Various parts of plant and herbal products are utilized traditionally for curing various diseases. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the anti-diabetic activity and anti-inflammatory activity of Ficus carica extract, which was checked by performing anti-diabetic assay Glucose uptake by yeast cells assay (50% at 80µg/ml) and its anti-inflammatory properties by membrane stabilizing assay of red blood cells (74.77 % at 100µg/ml). Both anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory assays have revealed noteworthy results that give support to the traditional use of Ficus carica as a natural remedy. However, for its further therapeutic effect against diabetes mellitus and Inflammation in vivo study is needed.

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Published

2024-02-23

How to Cite

Ibrahim, M., & Alam, A. (2024). Pharmacological investigations of Ficus carica Linn (Moraceae). Phytopharmacology Research Journal, 3(1), 8–12. Retrieved from https://ojs.prjn.org/index.php/prjn/article/view/53

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