GC-MS Analysis, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Anticancer Activities of Extracts from Ficus sycomorus Fruits and Leaves


  • Hossam S. EL-BELTAGI 1) Cairo University, Faculty of Agriculture, Biochemistry Department, Giza, Cairo 2) Cairo University, Research Park (CURP), Giza, Cairo (EG)
  • Heba I. MOHAMED Ain Shams University, Faculty of Education, Department of Biological and Geological Science, Cairo (EG)
  • Abdelrahman S. ABDELAZEEM October University for Modern Science and Art (MSA), Faculty of Biotechnology (EG)
  • Reem YOUSSEF October University for Modern Science and Art (MSA), Faculty of Biotechnology (EG)
  • Gehan SAFWAT October University for Modern Science and Art (MSA), Faculty of Biotechnology (EG)




antibacterial; anticancer activity; DPPH; fatty acids; flavonoids; phenols; steroids


Higher plants have been utilized worldwide as characteristic drug a long time to cure human diseases. About 80% of individuals globally use plants as safe sources of medication to cure human diseases through completely different medicine system. One of the available indigenous medicinal plants, Ficus sycomorus belongs to the Moraceae family. The plant contains totally different teams of biologically active compounds that square measure chargeable for the biological activity. Ethanolic and ethyl acetate extracts of leaves of Ficus sycomorus contain higher concentrations of total phenols, flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids and steroids than the fruit extracts. Ethanolic extract in both fruits and leaves gave higher concentrations of phytochemical compounds than the ethyl acetate extracts. Therefore, fruit and leaves extract have antioxidant and antimicrobial activity against gram positive, negative bacteria and fungus. Also, the percentage of Liver cell line (HepG2), Colorectal adenocarcinoma (Caco-2) and Breast cell line (MCF-7) viability was decreased with increasing the concentrations of the ethanolic extract of fruits and leaves of Ficus sycomorus. The high concentrations of ethanolic extract of fruits caused high reduction in the viability of cancer cells, especially in Colorectal adenocarcinoma (Caco-2) cell line. In addition, phytochemical compound screened by GC-MS method. In GC-MS analysis, 12 bioactive phytochemical compounds were identified in fruits and 29 bioactive compounds were detected in leaves extract. These totally different active phytochemicals are found to possess a good vary of activities, which can facilitate within the protection against incurable diseases.


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EL-BELTAGI, H. S., MOHAMED, H. I., ABDELAZEEM, A. S., YOUSSEF, R., & SAFWAT, G. (2018). GC-MS Analysis, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Anticancer Activities of Extracts from Ficus sycomorus Fruits and Leaves. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 47(2), 493–505. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha47211405



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