Effect of Leaf and Fruit Extract of Fig Tree (Ficus Carica) on Glucose Level of Blood

  • Risa Purnamasari Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel
  • Nova Lusiana Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel
  • Anida Reza Fahlefi Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel
  • Soghi Tankoiko Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel
  • Salsa Nabila Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel
  • Eva Agustina Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel
Keywords: Fig leaf, fig fruit, glucose level of blood


Ficus carica (fig tree) leaf and fruit has long been observed to significantly affect blood glucose level. Fruit and leaves are known to contain polyphenol compound that plays a role in the glucose level of blood. However, the comparative study of these two extracts is not so much been explored. We investigate the effect of the fruit and leaf of a fig tree on the glucose level of blood. The method used in this experiment is using a completely randomized design (CRD) which consisted of 3 treatments, namely control (aquadest), fig leaf extract, and fig fruit extract. The extract is given orally for 14 days straight to a mouse (Mus musculus) with a dosage equal to 300 mg/kgW/day. These studies show that the blood glucose level of a mouse is lowered to 1,31% for a fig leaf and 1,96% for a fig fruit from a normal level. It can be concluded that a fig tree's leaf and fruit extract can increase the blood glucose level.


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