Extracts of mango fruit improve memory in rats. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Effects of Mangifera indica fruit extract on cognitive deficits in mice.
J Environ Biol. 2009 Jul;30(4):563-6. PMID: 20120497
Department of Pharmacy, Ram-Eesh Institute of Vocational and Technical Education, 3-Knowledge Park I, Kasna Road, Greater Noida-201306, India.
Mangos are a source of bioactive compounds with potential health-promoting activity. The present work was undertaken to evaluate the ethanolic extract of Mangifera indica L. fruit on cognitive performances. The models used to study the effect on cognitive performances are step down passive avoidance task and elevated plus maze task in mice. Chronic treatment (7 days) of extract and vitamin C significantly (p<0.05) reversed the aging and scopolamine induced memory deficits in both paradigms. Preliminary phytochemical screening revealed the presence of free sugars, saponins, tannins, and flavonoids. The results suggestthe extract contained pharmacologically active principles that are memory-enhancing in nature.