Dillenia philippinensis in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. An evergreen tree which occurs in primary and secondary forest, at low and medium altitudes throughout the islands. The tree is shade tolerant. Image of Dillenia philippinensis. Dillenia philippinensis Unreviewed. Public Domain. Francisco Manuel Blanco (O.S.A.). Source: Wikimedia Commons.


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It also exhibited anti-fungal activity against C.

These significant data obtained from the current investigations revealed that katmon should be extensively studied further to determine if the promising compound is safe enough for human testing. Dillenia philippinensis, dillenia philippinensis known as katmon, is a tree dillenia philippinensis belongs to the family Dilleniaceae.

The species of D.

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Katmon reaches the height of 6 to 15 meters. Its bark is smooth and the leaves are leathery, shiny, rounded at the base and have a dillenia philippinensis of about 12 to 15 centimeters. The texture is rather coarse in appearance; the grain sometimes fairly straight, but generally very curly and twisted, hence difficult to dillenia philippinensis somewhat lustrous; without distinctive odour or taste.


dillenia philippinensis The wood is hard; heavy, somewhat durable and is not attacked by beetles. It seasons well, checking and warping very little. Betulinic acid also showed antibacterial activity against E.

Study evaluated crude leaf extracts for anti-hyperglycemic effects in mice. Phytochemical analysis yielded tannins and flavonoids. Dillenia philippinensis showed concentration dependent hypoglycemic effects. Study investigated the acute toxicity effects of fruit extract, anthocyanins and polyphenols from D.

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Signs of toxicity were decreased motor activity, poor startle reaction, excessive micturition, decreased respiratory depth and rate. However, fruits showed to be safe when eaten as raw foods. Study evaluated the red dye extracted from air-dried ground katmon dillenia philippinensis as a safer and more dillenia philippinensis source for alternative to synthetic dyes like Allura Red in pharmaceutical syrup formulations.

Many synthetic dyes have been reported to cause hazardous effects to humans and the environment. Study evaluated the secondary metabolites and antioxidant activity of 31 edible wild fruits in the Benguet, Cordillera Administrative Region of the Philippines. The fruits yielded alkaloids, steroid glycosides, saponins, flavonoids, polyphenols, and tannins.

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