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2007-01-01 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 8 page(s)

Wauthoz Nathalie, Balde A., Balde E.S., Van Damme M., Duez Pierre , "Ethnopharmacology of Mangifera indica L. Bark and Pharmacological Studies of its Main C-Glucosylxanthone, Mangiferin (Invited Review)" in International Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1, 2, 112-119

  • Codes CREF : Pharmacognosie (DI3410)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Chimie thérapeutique et Pharmacognosie (M136)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut des Sciences et Technologies de la Santé (Santé)
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(Anglais) This review details the vernacular names, origin, distribution, taxonomy and variety of Mangifera indica L. (Anacardiaceae), a medicinal plant traditionally used in tropical regions. Mangiferin, a major C-glucosylxanthone from M. indica stem bark, leaves, heartwood, roots and fruits occurs widely among different angiosperm families and ferns. The reported pharmacological activities of mangiferin include antioxidant, radioprotective, antitumor, immunomodulatory, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, lipolytic, antibone resorption, monoamine oxidase inhibiting, antiviral, antifungal antibacterial and antiparasitic properties, which may support the numerous traditional uses of the plant.