HYDROALCOHOLIC EXTRACTION OF MANGIFERA INDICA (LEAVES) BY SOXHLETIONAbstract
The genus Mangifera indica belongs to the family Anacardiaceae and comprises of 40 species distributed in tropical and sub-tropical parts of South East Asia, Africa and Latin America The resin is useful in cutaneous disease .the juice of kernel is snuffed to stop nasal bleeding. A decoction of the leaves with a little honey added is given in aphonia, the loss of voice. Mid ribs of the leaves calcined are used to remove warts on eyelids. Tender leaves, dried and made into a powder, are useful in diabetics. Smoke of the leaves is said to have a curative effect in some infections of throat diseases. Ashes of leaves are a popular remedy for burns and scalds. Dried flowers in decoction powder and useful in diarrhea, chronic dysentery and gleets .Powder of flowers are used for fumigation against mosquitoes. Gum resin of the tree is applied with benefit to cracked feet. Gum resin from the bark is used in catarrhs and when mixed with lime juice and applied, it is useful in scabies & other cutaneous infections. A fluid extract form bark or rind is very beneficial in doses of one teaspoonful every hour or two mixed with two ounces of water in case of hemorrhage from the lungs, the uterus or intestine. The mango, besides being eaten as ripe fruit, is used as follow in India the twigs & leaves used to clean teeth are said to beneficial against gums, While the bark is said to be useful for toothache, they also act as astringents & stomachic. Bark is also used for internal hemorrhages, bronchitis, & cataract. The resin is used to treat cracked foot, syphilis, infection of ringworm & fungi.