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



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



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;



Ayoub Lahmadi - E-mail:; *Corresponding author


Article Type

Research Article



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



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.



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



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


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Biomedical Informatics



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