A Review on Favorable Approaches of Swietenia macrophylla Plant for the Human Ailments

Shivram Krishna, Harikesh Maurya


Swietenia macrophylla king is herbaceous plant belonging to family Meliaceae was commonly known as Mahogany, found in the Caribbean countries, Central America, West Indies, Indonesia, Malaysia, and South America. It is a large tree with height up to 35 to 40 meters, and the diameter of the wooden trunk reaches up to 125 cm. The outer cover is blackish-brown, till maturation of plant then turned into grayish with the smooth surface, while the flowering condition occurs after the 7 years of maturation. Swietenia macrophylla king extract was evaluated for the hypoglycemic activity of seeds combined with endocarps extracts in hot water and methanol. The seeds have been developed attention in the world in recent years subsequent to the biotechnology research center for discovered various health benefits in the human body. Research scientists exposed the seed contains many natural nutrients and minerals may beneficial for human health condition. It contains three major active constituents i.e., Flavonoids, Saponins, and Bitter Alkaloids. This compound used for the treatment of different disease like analgesic, pyretic, inflammation, cancer, malaria, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, coughs and healing and improves the blood circulation in the living system.


Swietenia macrophylla, Mahogany, Saponin, Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Hypoglycemic.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30750/ijpbr.6.3.10


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