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Mangiferin Mangifera indica

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

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General description

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

Biochem/physiol Actions

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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Acute Tox. 1 Oral

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6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials



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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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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...
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...
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)
Hongzhong Li et al.
Toxicology and applied pharmacology, 272(1), 180-190 (2013-05-28)
Although mangiferin which is a naturally occurring glucosylxanthone has exhibited promising anticancer activities, the detailed molecular mechanism of mangiferin on cancers still remains enigmatic. In this study, the anticancer activity of mangiferin was evaluated in breast cancer cell line-based in...
Manasi Telang et al.
Expert opinion on therapeutic patents, 23(12), 1561-1580 (2013-09-27)
Mangiferin, a natural C-glucoside xanthone [2-C-β-D-glucopyranosyl-1, 3, 6, 7-tetrahydroxyxanthone], is abundantly present in young leaves and stem bark of the mango tree. The xanthonoid structure of mangiferin with C-glycosyl linkage and polyhydroxy components contributes to its free radical-scavenging ability, leading...

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