PHARMACOGNOSTIC STUDIES AND MONOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT OF FICUS GLOMERATA ROXB. FROM THE GREAT GANGETIC PLAINAbstract
In this study attempt has been made to develop the monographic parameters for Ficus glomerata Rox. leaves were collected from Gangetic plains (Lucknow). Under the study, pharmacognostic parameters were performed including macroscopic characters, microscopic characters, physicochemical parameters (extractive values, ash values, pH analysis, LOD), and preliminary phytochemical screening. Apart from pharmacognostic and phytochemical screening, HPTLC fingerprinting profile was also developed for F. glomerata Rox. Leaf extract. Pharmacologically active secondary metabolites like polyphenols and flavonoids were determined by using methods of phenolic content assay and total flavonoid content assay respectively. Leaf powder of F. glomerata was subjected to successive extraction with petroleum ether, chloroform, methanol and water. Different extracts were utilized for different parameters as per the requirement of protocols.