Mohwa is one of the most important of Indian forest trees, not because it may possess valuable timber – and it is hardly ever cut for this purpose. Mahua is a common name used for Madhuca longifolia, it belongs to the family Sapotaceae. It is an important economic tree growing throughout India. Mahua is . Trees, to 20 m high, bark grey, cm thick, vertically cracked, exfoliating in thin scales; blaze reddish-brown or dark red; exudation milky. Leaves simple.

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Medicinally the tree is very valuable. Dried Mahua madhhuca are an attractive source of fermented products due to the high sugar content. The tree is economically important because of widespread uses of its flowers, fruits, seeds and timber Ramadan et al.

Mahua butter has many edible ,ongifolia medicinal applications. Mahua Madhuca longifoliaseed cake, mechanical extraction Mahua Madhuca longifoliaseed cake, solvent-extracted Mahua Madhuca longifolialeaves, fresh.

The flower stalks are green or pink and furry, about 5 cm. Table 4 Phytosterols and tocopherols composition of mahua butter. Growing cattle The use of mahua seed cake for feeding cattle and buffaloes was reported in tribal areas of Gujarat, India, in the late s. Palatability The palatability of unprocessed mahua seed cake was found to be very poor but improved notably after a period of adaptation Singhal et al.


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Tropical Plants Database, Ken Madyuca. Effect of feeding processed mahua cake on performance of broiler chicks. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Another distinct feature of mahua butter is the high unsaponifiable matter UM content ca.

Publisher Kampong Publications, California. A review of work done from to The methanolic extract of flowers of Longifoloa longifolia shows the hepatoprotective activity against paracetamol induced hepatotoxicity. While there is currently much interest in developing the potential of mahua fat production in India, the role of the mahua fat in the local diet needs to be taken into consideration in development programs. Studies on economic poultry rations. Review shows that only mahua flower commercially used widely in manufacturing of liquor rather than preparation of food or medicine.

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Vegetable oils and fats are excellent sources of tocopherols, corn, cottonseed, peanut, safflower, sunflower and soybean all runs close to 0. Proceedings of the third liquid fuel conference.


J Nutr Food Sci 7: Tocopherols are the dietary antioxidant that has received madhuva most attention. Mahua is a common name used for Madhuca longifolia, it belongs to the family Sapotaceae.

It is because the combined effect of both palmitic and stearic longfiolia in TAG molecules may tend to elevate the melting points of fatty materials De Man Retrieved from ” https: Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc.

Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts -J. It is also a laxative and considered useful in habitual constipation, piles and haemorrhoids and as an madyuca.

Madhuca longifolia var. longifolia – South Indian Mahua

Chemical evaluation of mahua Madhuca indica seed. Preliminary phytochemical screening of Madhuca longifolia [ 16 ]. Has sections on tropical and temperate plants with edible nuts plus a section on nut plants in Britain.

Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public.