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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In raktapitta, the fresh juice of flowers is used with great benefit to arrest the bleeding. 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 – but because of its delicious and nutritive flowers. For use as biodiesel, fatty acid methyl esters FAME of vegetable oils have been found suitable for use as fuel in diesel engine. There was no indication of lower feed consumption, madhhca effects on productivity or symptoms of toxicity, which may signify that some adaptation occurred.

Oil represents the major component which is thrice the amount of protein. Macbr, Illipe latifolia Roxb. logifolia

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The mahua flower is edible and is a food item for tribals. Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation.

The result shows that ethanolic extract was significantly effective in protecting pylorus ligation-induced gastric ulcers. Renu, Madnuca Julias Thilakar, D. New sustainable edible oil sources are desired to achieve supply chain flexibility and cost saving opportunities.

The oil cake resulting from oil extraction is used as a fertilizer, and could be used to control root-knot nematode and lognifolia infections because the high saponin content reduces nematodes and phytopathogenic fungi Gupta, ; Orwa et al. It could also cover phenomena such as “plant flowering” or “chewing rates”. Table 3 TAG profile of mahua butter. The predominance of oleic acid in vegetable oils has been favored by nutritionists as it reduces the blood cholesterol, and hereby reducing the incidence of coronary heart disease CHD.


Previous phytochemical studies on Madhuca longifolia included characterization of sapogenins, carbohydrates, triterpenoids, steroids, saponins, flavonoids, and glycosides Yosioka et al. The results longifoliate the presence of alkaloids, tannins, proteins and carbohydrates Table 1. Vivar Printing Sdn Bhd; At lower doses, they are responsible for madhucx refusal leading to starvation, with reduced body weight gain and increased mortality EFSA, Food oils and fats, technology, utilization and nutrition.

Vegetable oils with high saturated fatty acid levels are desired by food industry especially to avoid hydrogenation and transesterification process in production of solid fat food products such as margarine and shortening as well as avoiding the production of unwanted trans fatty acids.

Tannins Mahua seed cake contains tannins that affect negatively its utilisation in livestock feeding Singhal et al. J Am Oil Chem Soc. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.

The tests expressing antioxidant potency can be categorized into two groups: The intake digestibility of nutrients and energy utilization were not altered by the mahua seed cake Inamdar et al.

Madhuca longifolia is found in some parts of central and north India and Burma. Mahua flowers are also used to manufacture jam, which is made by tribal co-operatives in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.

Results longifoliated a significant anti-inflammatory activity by Madhuca longifolia saponins in cotton pellet granuloma. Healing plants of peninsular India.

Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc. Wildland Shrubs of the United States and its Territories: Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Bassia latifolia, Illipe latifolia, Madhuca indica, Madhuca latifolia. Tell a friend about this flower! Search is necessary of new sources of oil plants which provide high recovery of oil or fat for nutritional, pharmaceutical applications and other uses.


India Biodiversity Portal Vantomme, P. It has also been used as biodiesel. Most of the leaves fall from February to April, and during that time the musky-scented flowers appear. Introduction Seed oils and fats are increasingly being utilized for biofuels, making these oils potentially more costly and a less plentiful and reliable supply for food needs. Stalk cm, reddish. The SV depends upon the molecular weight and the percentage concentration of fatty acid components, IV depends upon three variablese-percentage concentrations of unsaturated fatty acids, their molecular weight and the number of double bonds present in them while CN gives the indication of ignition quality of the fuel, a higher value indicates better quality of fuel Azam et al.

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Lighting lamps with the mahua oil is supposed to please Lord Shiva. Madhua, ether, acetone and methanolic extracts of fresh flowers of Madhuca longifolia were investigated for eight principle bioactive compounds.

It is inexpensive and the production is largely done in home stills. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Results of phytochemical analysis of Madhuca longifolia fruits.

Mahua does better on deep loamy or sandy-loam soils with good drainage, but it also occurs on shallow stony, clayey and calcareous soils Orwa et al. User Group specific search options Title.

Minor lipid components of mahua butter Phytosterols ST composition Another distinct feature of mahua butter is the high unsaponifiable matter UM content ca. Farmers collect the leaves, flowers and fruits to feed goats and sheep, and use mahua seed cake, flowers and spent flowers to feed cattle Reddy et madhuac. Stability of mahua butter Natural antioxidants allow food processors to produce stable products with clean labels and tout all-natural ingredients.

Jam, Jelly, marmalade, pickle:

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