Ancient Science of Life

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Year
: 1986  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 172--181

Pharmacognosy of swietenia mahagoni bark drug


Manisha Sanyal (Sarkar), PC Datta 
 Botanical Lab of Pharmaco - anatomy, University College of Science,Calcutta - 700 019, India

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P C Datta
Botanical Lab of Pharmaco - anatomy, University College of Science,Calcutta - 700 019
India

Swietenia mahagoni Jacq. (native to tropical America), a common avenue tree of India, yields a bark drug, used as antipyretic, bitter tonic, astringent, and occasionally as a substitute for Cinchona. The district characteristics of the species are : blackish brown colour; cracks and fissures with both clean cut and thick recurved edges; irregular wrinkles; splintery and fibrous fractures; bitter taste; compound sieve plates; mostly biseriate rays; abundant rhomboidal crystals; presence of tannin, saponin, lignin and absence of alkaloids.


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Sanyal (Sarkar) M, Datta P C. Pharmacognosy of swietenia mahagoni bark drug.Ancient Sci Life 1986;5:172-181


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Sanyal (Sarkar) M, Datta P C. Pharmacognosy of swietenia mahagoni bark drug. Ancient Sci Life [serial online] 1986 [cited 2020 Aug 3 ];5:172-181
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