10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANGO LEAVES AND IT’S USES
Are you aware of the advantages of mango leaves in addition to the fact that most of you enjoy eating mangoes?
Due to its excellent taste and varied preparations, we are typically only captivated with the mango fruit.
Mango leaves, however, also have a wealth of therapeutic and restorative qualities.
Try to collect the leaves too the next time you have access to freshly picked mangoes.
This post will also show you how to use mango leaves to their best advantage.
Cause to learn more.
The leaves are rich in vitamin C, B and A. They are also rich in various other nutrients. The leaves have powerful antioxidant properties as they have a high content of flavonoids and phenols.
(1). TREATING DIABETES
Mango leaves may help treat diabetes
The tender leaves of the mango tree contain phytochemicals, which may help in treating diabetes. The leaves when dried and powdered, or used as an infusion can treat the same.
It may also help in treating diabetic angiopathyi and diabetic retinopathyi.
Mango tea leaves are very good for this purpose. Soak the leaves in a cup of water overnight. Strain and drink this water to help relieve the symptoms of diabetes. It also helps treat hyperglycemia. The leaves contain a compound called 3 beta-taraxerol, and ethyl acetate extract which synergize with insulin to activate GLUT4 and stimulate the synthesis of glycogen.
(2). LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
Mango leaves helps lower the blood pressure as they have anti-hypertensive properties . They help in strengthening the blood vessels.
(3). TREATS RESTLESSNESS
The leaves may help with anxiety
Mangiferin, a phytochemical present in the leaves, possesses anti-anxiety properties that may calm down restlessness experienced by people due to anxiety. Adding two to three glasses of mango leaf tea to the bath water helps treat uneasiness and refreshes the body.
(4). GALL AND KIDNEY STONES
The leaves may help treat kidney stones and gallstones. The daily intake of a finely ground powder of mango leaves, which are dried in the shade, with water kept in a tumbler overnight, helps in breaking the stones and flushing them out.
(5). RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS
Mango leaves may help with respiratory problems.
The leaves are good for all kinds of respiratory problems. It is especially useful for people suffering from colds, bronchitis and asthma
Drinking a decoction made by boiling the leaves in water with a little honey helps to cure cough effectively. It also helps in curing voice loss.
(6). CURES DYSENTERY
Mango leaves may be very helpful in treating bleeding dysentery. The leaves dried in a shade should be powdered and then be taken with water two to three times a day to stop dysentery.
(7). EAR ACHES
Ear ache can be quite irritating. Using this home remedy provides good relief. A teaspoon of juice extracted from the leaves as ear drops provides relief from earache. Heat the juice slightly before using it.
(8). HEAL BURNS
To heal burns on the skin and scalds, burn a handful of mango leaves to ashes. Apply this ash on the affected area. It provides relief.
(9). TREATS HICCUPS AND THROAT PROBLEMS
If you are suffering from hiccups or throat problems, the leaf is a good home remedy. Burn a few mango leaves and inhale the smoke. This helps to cure hiccups and throat problems.
(10). STOMACH TONIC
Put some leaves in warm water, close the container with a lid, and leave it overnight. The next morning filter the water and drink it on an empty stomach. The regular intake of this infusion acts as a good stomach tonic and helps prevent various stomach ailments.
Bishop Dr Chinomso Jude Nwala