Mango (Mangifera indica linn.) and its health benefits

Vandita Singh*, Mohamed M. Essa, Mostafa Waly, Amanat Ali, Nejib Guizani, G. J. Guillemin

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Abstract

Mangifera indica L. (Mango) belonging to family Anacardiaceae. It is an indigenous to Indian subcontinent and an important fruit crop cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions. Its each part like pulp, peel, seed, leaves, flowers and the bark are important due to their medicinal uses. Different part of mango contains many biotic compounds like polyphenolics which can control many degenerative diseases due to their antioxidant activities. Hence, it is gaining more importance in medicinal and pharmaceutical industries. There has been tremendous interest in this plant as evidenced by the voluminous work in last few decades. This chapter will cover the medicinal uses of mango.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNatural Products and Their Active Compounds on Disease Prevention
EditorsM. Mohamed Essa, A. Manickavasagan, E. Sukumar
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Pages449-462
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781621001539
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameFood science and technology

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