Ficus deltoidea var. deltoidea (Mas Cotek): A Promising Natural Antioxidant Agent

Jani, Nor Akmalazura and Azman Shah, Nur Nabila and Preshahdin, Nur Atielia and Rokman, Farah Aina and Shamsuri, Nur Nazihah (2020) Ficus deltoidea var. deltoidea (Mas Cotek): A Promising Natural Antioxidant Agent. In: International Jasin Multimedia & Computer Science Invention & Innovation Exhibition (3rd edition), 17-28 Feb 2020, UiTM Cawangan Melaka Kampus Jasin.

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Abstract

Ficus deltoidea var. deltoidea or locally known as ‘Mas cotek’ is a medicinal plant which have been used traditionally to treat toothache, wound, rheumatism, sores as well as to improve blood circulation. This present study was conducted to determine phytochemicals and antioxidant activity of the n-hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of the leaves of F. deltoidea var. deltoidea. Total phenolic content (TPC) was determined according to the FolinCiocalteau colorimetric method, while the antioxidant activity was carried out using 2,2diphenyl-1-picryhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging assay. Phytochemical screening on the n-hexane extract revealed that this extract consisted of terpenes and steroids, while the ethyl acetate extract contained phenolics, saponins, tannins, terpenes and steroids. Flavonoids, phenolics, tannins and glycosides were found to be present in the methanol extract. Among the three extracts, the methanol extract gave the highest total phenolic content (323.74 mg GAE/g extract) and also exhibited the strongest DPPH radical scavenging activity (IC 50 129.27 µg/mL). This study suggested that the leaves of F. deltoidea var. deltoidea might be useful as a promising natural antioxidant for pharmaceutical purpose.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Jani, Nor Akmalazura
NorAkmalazura@uitm.edu.my
Azman Shah, Nur Nabila
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Preshahdin, Nur Atielia
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Rokman, Farah Aina
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Shamsuri, Nur Nazihah
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Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Sembilan > Kuala Pilah Campus > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Event Title: International Jasin Multimedia & Computer Science Invention & Innovation Exhibition (3rd edition)
Event Dates: 17-28 Feb 2020
Page Range: pp. 89-92
Official URL: https://jamcsiix.wixsite.com/home
Item ID: 427
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ficus deltoidea var. deltoidea, phytochemical screening, total phenolic content, antioxidant
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/427

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