Phytochemical and Anti coagulant Activity of Mahogany(Swietenia macrophylla) King Fruit Extract on Rat Blood

Adel Grace P. Gaudicos, Edgardo E. Tulin

Abstract


The study was conducted to investigate the anticoagulant property of mahogany Swietenia macrophylla king fruit extracts using its pulp and seeds. Extracts were evaluated for its anticoagulant effect on rat blood using blood clotting time. Blood was tested with different seed extracts; ethanol, hexane, and water with 20%, 40%, 60%, and 80% concentrations. Study revealed that ethanolic seed and pulp extracts increased the clotting time significantly at 80% concentration which confirmed the use of Swietenia macrophylla in arresting stroke or high blood pressure traditionally.

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blood thinner;coagulation;blood clot

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