Abstract Title:

Immunomodulatory activity of alcoholic extract of Mangifera indica L. in mice.

Abstract Source:

J Ethnopharmacol. 2001 Dec;78(2-3):133-7. PMID: 11694357

Abstract Author(s):

N Makare, S Bodhankar, V Rangari

Article Affiliation:

Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed University), Erandwane, 411 038, Pune, India.


Mangifera indica Linn, a plant widely used in the traditional medicinal systems of India, has been reported to possess antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities. In the present study, the alcoholic extract of stem bark of Mangifera indica Linn (Extract I containing mangiferin 2.6%), has been investigated for its effect on cell mediated and humoral components of the immune system in mice. Administration of test extract I produced increase in humoral antibody (HA) titre and delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH) in mice. It is concluded that test extract I is a promising drug with immunostimulant properties.

Study Type : Animal Study

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