Impact of maturity on phenolic composition and antioxidant activity of medicinally important leaves of Ficus carica L.

Impact of maturity on phenolic composition and antioxidant activity of medicinally important... Physiol Mol Biol Plants https://doi.org/10.1007/s12298-018-0550-3 RESEARCH ARTICLE Impact of maturity on phenolic composition and antioxidant activity of medicinally important leaves of Ficus carica L. 1 1 Muhammad Nadeem Alam Zeb Received: 26 August 2017 / Revised: 2 May 2018 / Accepted: 7 May 2018 Prof. H.S. Srivastava Foundation for Science and Society 2018 Abstract Ficus carica L. is one of the oldest trees Introduction belonging to the mulberry family. It has both nutritional and medicinal benefits, as it is a source of potential The common fig (Ficus carica L.) is a deciduous, perennial bioactive compounds. Fig leaves were collected at four tree belonging to the family Moraceae, which encompasses maturation stages, to evaluate the variation in polyphenolic over 1400 species classified into about 40 genera (Baraket compounds, antioxidant activity, and different pigments et al. 2009). It is one of the earliest cultivated crops level. Polyphenols were identified using HPLC–DAD. worldwide and consumed in both dry and fresh form. Different pigments level, total phenolic contents, and rad- Currently, the leading producers are Turkey, Egypt, Brazil, ical scavenging activity were quantified. The HPLC anal- Spain, Greece, California, Morocco, Italy and regions with ysis revealed the presence of fourteen polyphenolic typically mild http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants Springer Journals

Impact of maturity on phenolic composition and antioxidant activity of medicinally important leaves of Ficus carica L.

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Springer India
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Copyright © 2018 by Prof. H.S. Srivastava Foundation for Science and Society
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Life Sciences; Plant Sciences; Plant Physiology; Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics; Cell Biology
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0971-5894
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0974-0430
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10.1007/s12298-018-0550-3
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Physiol Mol Biol Plants https://doi.org/10.1007/s12298-018-0550-3 RESEARCH ARTICLE Impact of maturity on phenolic composition and antioxidant activity of medicinally important leaves of Ficus carica L. 1 1 Muhammad Nadeem Alam Zeb Received: 26 August 2017 / Revised: 2 May 2018 / Accepted: 7 May 2018 Prof. H.S. Srivastava Foundation for Science and Society 2018 Abstract Ficus carica L. is one of the oldest trees Introduction belonging to the mulberry family. It has both nutritional and medicinal benefits, as it is a source of potential The common fig (Ficus carica L.) is a deciduous, perennial bioactive compounds. Fig leaves were collected at four tree belonging to the family Moraceae, which encompasses maturation stages, to evaluate the variation in polyphenolic over 1400 species classified into about 40 genera (Baraket compounds, antioxidant activity, and different pigments et al. 2009). It is one of the earliest cultivated crops level. Polyphenols were identified using HPLC–DAD. worldwide and consumed in both dry and fresh form. Different pigments level, total phenolic contents, and rad- Currently, the leading producers are Turkey, Egypt, Brazil, ical scavenging activity were quantified. The HPLC anal- Spain, Greece, California, Morocco, Italy and regions with ysis revealed the presence of fourteen polyphenolic typically mild

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Physiology and Molecular Biology of PlantsSpringer Journals

Published: May 30, 2018

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