Gc-Ms analysis of bioactive components of Ficus mollis, vahl leaves
V Priya and G Abinaya
Ficus mollis is one of the medically important plants belonging to the family Moraceae. It has been used extensively by Ayurvedic practitioner in India to treat various ailments such as dysentery, snakebite, skin diseases and constipation. The aim of the study is to verify the presence of major chemical compounds and expound the chemical constituents contained in the Ficus mollis leaves, showed positive results for the presence of alkaloids, saponins, tannins, triterpenes and steroids. Credentials of chemical composition was conducted using the GC-MS equipped with mass detector supplied with helium. There is no literature available on GC-MS and phytochemical studies of this plant.