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Philippines’ Most Remarkable Medicinal Trees: Mahogany

Mahogany is another Philippine tree with medicinal importance.

MAHOGANY (Swietenia macrophylia King Meliaceae)

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Mahogany is a tropical tree that can grow up to more that 10 meters in height. This deciduous tree with a heavy, dark-green and dense crown sheds its leaves during summer. The trunk is more or less buttressed. The bark is dark gray and ridged. The leaves are alternate, smooth (with the upper portion shiny, brownish, or purplish), compound and about 15 cm long, comprising 3-6 pairs of leaflets.

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Medicinal Benefits:

A decoction of the bark may serve as an antipyretic that reduces fever.

It may serve also as an astringent.

 

It also used as a tonic that increases body tone.

See also

 

Philippines’ Most Significant Medicinal Trees: Kapok

 

Philippines’ Most Important Medicinal Trees: Kalingag

 

Philippines’ Most Essential Medicinal Trees: Hauili

 

Philippines’ Most Essential Medicinal Trees: Caballero

 

Philippines’ Most Important Medicinal Trees: Bignai

 

Philippines’ Most Significant Medicinal Trees: Banaba

 

Philippines’ Most Remarkable Medicinal Trees: Agoho

 

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  1. Great content !
    It was nice reading this article of yours . . .

    I hope to read such great contents like this in future from you too !

    ReGaRdS,
    Mr aRrOgAnT

  2. Thanks, I associate this tree with furniture, not medicinal use.

  3. Interesting. I like this post

  4. We need the benefit of mahogany.

  5. Never heard of medicinal benefits from mahogany except of their useful lumber…informative as usual!

  6. I agree with some, ang alam ko lang sa lumber ang use ng mahogany.

  7. Thank you for sharing.

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