AJ Life Sci. 2020, 3 (2): 82-92

A Review on Pharmacological and Nutritional Benefitsof Mango (Mangifera indica Linn):A Remedy for Cancer, Diabetes and Gastrointestinal Infections

Fizza Mubarik 1, Sana Noreen 1, Fatima Farooq 1, Ayesha Siddiqa 1, Mudassir Khan 2

1 University Institute of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, The University of Lahore, Pakistan.
2 Department of Healthcare Biotechnology, Atta-Ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB), National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad.



Abstract

Mango is one of the choicest fruits in the world because of its goodflavour, attractive colour and fruity fragrance. It belongs to familyAnacardiaceae having wide range of varieties and health benefits. Itgrows in tropical region and has good nutritional profile. Innumerableresearches have been done around the world that demonstrateddiversified nutritional and pharmacological benefits of Mangifera indicaLinn. It has particular composition of nutrients and phytochemicals.Different parts of mango trees have different wide ranges of benefits. Theflower, seeds, leaves, bark, raw as well as ripe fruits provide extensivevariety of pharmacological, medicinal and many health benefits. Inaddition to the higher values of macronutrients as well as micronutrients,mangoes have a wide range of bioactive compounds present in differentportions of plant for example, the primary active constituent present inmango is mangiferin. In this review article we reviewed a number ofbeneficial characteristics of mango including its antioxidant, anti-diabetic,anti-bacterial, gastric health, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activities.

Keywords: Mango, mangiferin, anti-diabetic, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer

Received

August 23, 2020

Received Revised

September 29, 2020

Accepted

October 2, 2020

Available Online

December 31, 2020


Corresponding author email:

Kmudassir71@yahoo.com

How to Cite

Mubarik F, Noreen S, Farooq F, Siddiqa A, Khan M. A Review on Pharmacological and Nutritional Benefits of Mango (Mangifera indica Linn): A Remedy for Cancer, Diabetes and Gastrointestinal Infections. Abasyn Journal of Life Sciences 2020; 3(2): 82-92

Abasyn Journal of Life Sciences , ISSN (online): 2663-1040, Published by Abasyn University