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Title

Phytochemical screening, antioxidant activity and inhibitory potential of Ficus carica and Olea europaea leaves

 

Authors

Lahmadi Ayoub1,*, Filali Hassan1 , Samaki Hamid2, Zaid Abdelhamid3 & Aboudkhil Souad1

 

Affiliation

1Laboratory of Biochemistry, Environment and Agri-Food (URAC 36) - Faculty of Sciences and Techniques - Mohammedia, Hassan II university Casablanca- Morocco; 2National Institute of Social Action (INAS), Tangier- Morocco; 3Environment & Health. Faculty of Sciences, University Moulay Ismail, Meknes Morocco;

 

Email

Ayoub Lahmadi - E-mail: alahmadi.ayoub@gmail.com; *Corresponding author

 

Article Type

Research Article

 

Date

Received October 8, 2018; Revised October 27, 2018; Accepted October 28, 2018; Published March 15, 2019

 

Abstract

It is our interest to screen Oela europaea L and Ficus carica L leaf extract for total phenolic, flavonoid contents and to evaluate their free radical scavenging and Ferric reducing power (FRAP) using 1,1–diphenyl–2–picrylhydrazyl (DPPH). Data shows that Olea europaea and Ficus carica have strong antioxidant potency to scavenge free radical at an optimal phenolic and flavonoid concentration. Results further suggest a strong correlation between antioxidant activities, phenolic and flavonoid contents. Thus, the screening of Ficus carica and Olea europaea leaf extracts for potential antioxidants as source of drugs for several diseases especially oxidative stress and cancers is illustrated.

 

Keywords

Ficus carica L, Olea europaea L, antioxidant activity , phytochemical screening, phenolic and flavonoid contents

 

Citation

Ayoub et al. Bioinformation 15(3): 226-232 (2019)

 

Edited by

P Kangueane

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.