RESEARCH REVIEW

Ficus Sycomorus L (Moraceae): A review on its Phytopharmacology and toxicity profile

Earnest Oghenesuvwe Erhirhie , Emmanuel Emeka Ilodigwe, Chibueze Peter Ihekwereme

Earnest Oghenesuvwe Erhirhie
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Agulu.. Email: erhirhieochuko@yahoo.com

Emmanuel Emeka Ilodigwe
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Agulu.

Chibueze Peter Ihekwereme
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Agulu.
Online First: October 15, 2018 | Cite this Article
Erhirhie, E., Emeka Ilodigwe, E., Ihekwereme, C. 2018. Ficus Sycomorus L (Moraceae): A review on its Phytopharmacology and toxicity profile. Discovery Phytomedicine 5(4): 64-71. DOI:10.15562/phytomedicine.2018.75


Ficus Sycomorus (F. sycomorus), belonging to the family of moraceae, is an evergreen tree found in Nigeria and other parts of the world. It has several medicinal and culinary uses. This present review evaluated its traditional uses, phytochemical constituents, pharmacological and toxicological effects. From this evaluation, bioactivity guided isolation and purification of its promising extracts is recommended to facilitate the discovery and development of its lead molecules as alternative therapies

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