A REVIEW ON THE PHYTOPHARMACOLOGICAL EFFECT OF SWIETENIA MACROPHYLLA

Ahmad Mustafa Masoud Eid, Ali Elmarzugi, Hesham Ali El-Enshasy
unpublished
Most of the medicinal agents are originated from nature and considered as a rich source for producing drugs including modern drugs. Swietenia machrophylla is one of the most important plant of the family, Meliaceae. It is planted widely in Southern Asia and in the Pacific region. This review provides information on its traditional uses, phytochemical and medicinal values. The plant extracts and its chemical molecules like limonoids have been accounted to possess Antioxidant, Antimicrobial
more » ... Antimicrobial activity, Anti-inflammatory activity, Anti-HIV activity, Antiulcer activity Antifungal activity Antimalarial and Antidiarrhoeal effects, etc. S. Macrophylla activities were proven based on its chemical constituents and traditional uses.
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