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.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Mango leaves

The leaves of M. indica have been analyzed chemically and reported to contain glucoside and mangiferin which is potent antimicrobial agent.

Chemically, mangiferin is composed of a glucose unit C1→2 chemically bonded to a 1,3,6,7-tetrahydroxyxanthone aglycone, and lately it has been recognized as a potential pharmacophore.

Mangiferin has been demonstrated to possess antiviral activity against herpes simplex type 2 viruses, hypoglycemic, anti-hyperlipidemic and antiatherogenic activities.

In the leaf oil, 36 compounds were identified. The main components were d-3-carene (20.5%), a-gurjunene (19.2%), b-selinene (13.9%) and b-caryophyllene (13.7%).

Mango leaves extract can be used as natural preservatives in food applications and as anti-aging compound in cosmetic products. Also, mango leaves extracts present potential use in pharmaceutical applications as chemo-preventive agent of diseases relates with oxidative stress giving their numerous antioxidant and health-promoting properties scientifically demonstrated.
Mango leaves

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