MedicinalThe stem bark is considered to be antiseptic, astringent and febrifuge
A decoction of the bark is used externally to dress wounds caused by firearms
Methanol extracts of the bark showed inhibitory activity on HIV-1 protease
Ether extracts of seeds inhibited platelet aggregation, probably due to the presence of tetranortriterpenoids
According to the National Library Of Medicine the plants not only have hypoglycemic effect, but also prevent its complications; in which no synthetic drugs provide of both properties. Among antidiabetes plants, mahogany seed (Swietenia macrophylla) has been used as traditional medicine in Indonesia and India, though most popular utilized as timber wood.