Mango is one of the popular fruits in the world due to its attractive color, delicious taste and excellent nutritional properties. Known for its sweet fragrance and flavor, the mango has delighted the senses for more than 4000 years. A celebrated fruit, mango, now produced in most of the tropical parts of the globe.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Mangiferin was found to have cardioprotective activity. Recent studies showed that mangiferin and mango extracts rich in mangiferin increased endothelial cell migration.

The result suggested that mangiferin present in mango extracts may have health promoting effects in diseases related to the impaired formation of new blood vessels.

The formation of new blood vessels is an important therapeutic target for diseases such as limb ischemia, coronary infarction or stroke.

Mangiferin is a natural C-glucoside xanthone.

The easiest source of mangiferin, is the mango plant – Mangifera indica, especially the leaves of the plant. Stem bark, heartwood and roots of Mangifera indica also yield mangiferin.

Mangiferin protected against gastric injury by ethanol and indomethacin most possibly through the antisecretory and antioxidant mechanisms.

Mangiferin also together with epigallocatechin gallate has been found to be able to have protective effect on lipid peroxidation in red blood cells, possibly due to its antioxidant activity.

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