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Journal of Integrative Medicine ›› 2014, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (2): 86-93.doi: 10.1016/S2095-4964(14)60018-2

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Pharmacological effects and active phytoconstituents of Swietenia mahagoni: A review

Yelaware Puttaswamy Naveena, Gunashekar Divya Rupinia, Faiyaz Ahmedb, Asna Urooja   

  1. Department of Studies in Food Science and Nutrition, University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysore-570006, India
    Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, Thanjavur-613005, India
  • Received:2013-11-30 Accepted:2014-02-21 Online:2014-03-10 Published:2014-03-15

The usage of Swietenia mahagoni, a popular medicinal plant in India and some African countries, dates back to ancient times for its curative properties in diseases like malaria, diabetes, and diarrhea. It is also used as an anti-pyretic, bitter tonic and astringent. Its pharmacological activities are being widely explored. Although many important groups of phytochemicals have been identified and isolated from various parts of the plant, most of these researches have been focused on seeds. Toxicological studies have established the safety of many of these plant extracts, and found insignificant side effects. Here we present a comprehensive review of all the pharmacological effects and constituent phytochemicals of the plant.

Key words: Swietenia, Plant extracts, Medicine, Oriental traditional, Reviews

Figure 1

Images of the tree, fruit and leaves of Swietenia mahagoni"

Figure 2

Swietenolide"

Figure 3

2-Hydroxy-3-O-tigloylswietenolide"

Figure 4

Mahonin"

Figure 5

Secomahoganin"

Figure 6

Swiemahogin A"

Figure 7

Swiemahogin B"

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