BENEFITS OF MANGO LEAVES
There is no denying in the fact that Japanese use herbs or leaves for centuries in order to seek treatment and their life credibility increases by taking herbs and this is what they claim. Yes,we’re all slowly going back to nature. People nowadays have started to live healthier by going back to the basics. Well, a lot of people turning to herbs as an alternative way of healing. Undoubtedly, the leaves are used as herbal medicine to alleviatecough and fever, pain, and general gastrointestinal disorders as well as to cure dermatologic disorders.
According to Steven Chasens, an herbalist,“Herbal medicine has been used as kitchen medicine for thousands of years, and while our body’s response to these natural treatments has not changed, we now have more global choices than ever.”
The reddish or purplish fruit when tender and new, and grow into a dark green color and have a pale underside. These leaves are rich in vitamin C, B and A. They are also rich in various other nutrients. The mango leaves have powerful antioxidant properties as they have a high content of flavonoids and phenols.
This fruit leaves unveil itself with plenty of benefits which we may not ponder over. These amazing benefits are:
The mango leaves are very useful for treating diabetes. The tender leaves of the mango tree contain tannins called anthocyanidins, which helps in treating early diabetes. The leaves are dried and powdered, or used as an infusion to treat the same. It also helps to treat diabetic angiopathy( is the generic term for a disease of the blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries). The best known and most prevalent angiopathy is diabeticangiopathy, a common complication of chronic diabetes) and diabetic retinopathy. 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 3beta-taraxerol, and ethyl acetate extract which synergize with insulin to activate GLUT4 and stimulate the synthesis of glycogen.
2. Lower Blood Pressure:
These leaves help lower the blood pressureas they have hypotensive properties. They help in strengthening the blood vessels and treating the problem of varicose veins.
3. Treats Restlessness:
For people suffering from restlessness due to anxiety, the mango leaves provide a good home remedy.
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 mango leaves help treatingkidney stones and gallstones. And helps in breaking the stones and flushing them out.
Dry the leaves in the shade
Ground them to make a powder
Add a spoon into a glass of water and kept in a tumbler overnight
5. Respiratory Problems:
The mango leaves are good for all kinds of respiratory problems. It is especially useful for people suffering from cold, bronchitis and asthma.
Drinking a decoction made by boiling mango leaves in water with a little honey helps to cure cough effectively. It also helps in curing voice loss.
6. Cures Dysentery:
They are 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 reief.
A teaspoon of juice extracted from mango leaves as eardrops 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 instant relief.
9. Treats Hiccups And Throat Problems:
If you are suffering from hiccups or throat problems, mango leaf is a good
Burn a few mango leaves and inhale the smoke. This helps to cure hiccups and throat problems.
10. Stomach Tonic:
It’s a powerful tonic to alleviate stomach pain
Put some mango leaves in warm water, close the container with a lid
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.
Since the leaves of mango tree are available throughout the year, using them for home remedies is easy. The antioxidant and antimicrobial properties help treat various ailments efficiently.