Mangiferin Mangifera indica

1,3,6,7-Tetrahydroxyxanthone C2-β-D-glucoside
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≥98% (TLC)

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Mangiferin (MGF) is a natural bioactive polyphenol predominantly isolated from the Mangifera indica (Mango) tree. It has a xanthone glucoside structure. Mangiferin can also be found in other angiosperm plants and herbs.


Mangiferin has been used:
  • as a reference standard for the characterization of mangiferin from Mangifera indica using ultrasound with three-phase partitioning (UTPP)
  • to study its effects in promoting brown adipose phenotype murine C3H10T1/2 mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and its role in mitochondrial biogenesis and homeostasis
  • as a reference standard for the quantitative determination of markers compounds in the culture Swertia paniculata shoot culture using high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC)


1 g in glass bottle
100 mg in glass bottle

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Mangiferin has various pharmacological properties including antioxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-bacterial, cardioprotective, neuroprotective, and immunomodulatory activities. It has also displayed antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, and antiatherogenic properties in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. MGF exerts chemotherapeutic and chemo-preventative activities. It displays antioxidant, analgesic, and hepatoprotective activity against carbon tetrachloride-induced liver injury. MGF is a known accelerator of gastrointestinal transit (GIT).


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Extraction of mangiferin from Mangifera indica leaves using three phase partitioning coupled with ultrasound
Kulkarni VM and Rathod VK
Industrial Crops and Products, 52, 292-297 (2014)
Ahsana Dar et al.
Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin, 28(4), 596-600 (2005-04-02)
Mangiferin, 2-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-1,3,6,7-tetrahydroxy-9H-xanthen-9-one, obtained directly from methanolic extracts of Bombax ceiba leaves in substantial amounts demonstrated strong antioxidant activity (EC(50) 5.8+/-0.96 mug/ml or 13.74 muM) using DPPH assay comparable to rutin, commonly used as antioxidant for medical purposes. The acetyl and...
Fuchsia Gold-Smith et al.
Nutrients, 8(7) (2016-07-02)
Mangiferin, a bioactive compound derived primarily from Anacardiaceae and Gentianaceae families and found in mangoes and honeybush tea, has been extensively studied for its therapeutic properties. Mangiferin has shown promising chemotherapeutic and chemopreventative potential. This review focuses on the effect...
Zhongtao Wu et al.
The Journal of organic chemistry, 75(16), 5725-5728 (2010-08-14)
Mangiferin, isomangiferin, and homomangiferin, the xanthone C-glycosides with a wide spectrum of pharmacological effects, were synthesized concisely, featuring a C-glycosylation of a xanthene derivative with perbenzylglucopyranosyl N-phenyltrifluoroacetimidate.
Md Shamim Rahman et al.
Metabolism: clinical and experimental, 107, 154228-154228 (2020-04-15)
Mangiferin (MF), a xanthonoid derived from Mangifera indica, has shown therapeutic effects on various human diseases including cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Nonetheless, the influence of MF on non-shivering thermogenesis and its underlying mechanism in browning remains unclear. Here, our aim...

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