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Figs and Their Medicinal Value

  • Aisha Saleem Khan
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Abstract

This chapter includes medicinal properties of Ficus species like Ficus benghalensis, F. carica, F. elastica, F. lyrata, F. infectoria, F. religiosa, F. macrophylla, and F. virens. Figs are medicinally important fruits of many Ficus species, which are not only a source of many micronutrients but also possess many antidiabetic, anticancer, and antimicrobial activities due to the presence of compounds like alkaloids, triterpenoids, ascorbic acid, and flavonoids.

Keywords

Antimicrobial Activity Methanolic Extract Benzyl Alcohol Female Flower Bark Extract 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aisha Saleem Khan
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  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesForman Christian College UniversityLahorePakistan

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