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Swietenine, Big Leaf Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) Seed Extract as a Hypoglycemic Agent

Saikat Dewanjee1, Anup Maiti2

1Advanced Pharmacognosy Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

2Pharmacy College Ipaura, Chandeswar, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Introduction 205 Botanical Descriptions Historical Cultivation and Usage 206 Present-Day Cultivation and Usage 206

Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 206 Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) 211 Summary Points 211 References 211

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