Mango leaves which you may often discard can actually work as a great herbal medicine. Mango leaves are full of healing and medicinal properties. They are reddish or purplish when tender and new, and grow into a dark green color and have a pale underside.These leaves are fleshy and shiny with a sharp tip containing vitamins C, B and A. They are also rich in various other nutrients. These leaves have powerful antioxidant properties as they have a high content of flavonoids and phenols. They can be boiled in water to make a decoction or can be consumed in powdered form. In South East Asia, the tender leaves of the mango tree are cooked and eaten. Also for medicinal purposes young leaves should be used. But one has to be careful when using these leaves as mango latex allergy is known to affect people.
Mango leaves are very useful for managing diabetes. The tender leaves of the mango tree contain tannins called anthocyanidins that may help in treating early diabetes including eye problems. The leaves are dried in shade, grinded or powdered and stored in clean jars, or used as an infusion to treat the same. It also helps to treat diabetic angiopathy and diabetic retinopathy. Soak the fresh leaves in a cup of water overnight, strained the next day and drink this water to help relieve the symptoms of diabetes. It also helps in treating hyperglycemia. The mango leaf tea is known to be beneficial in treating diabetic rhinopathy and other vascular apathies.
Lowers blood pressure, fights restlessness and anxiety
Mango leaves help lower the blood pressure as they have hypotensive properties. They help in strengthening the blood vessels and treating the problem of varicose veins. Add 2-3 cups of mango tea to water for bathing, and feels the senses rejuvenated. Blood pressure can be controlled by sipping tea of these leaves.
Varicose veins and hypertension
Brewed mango tea, which is prepared by boiling young leaves in water till it changes color, can treat varicose veins. It works by basically making delicate blood vessels stronger(Hyper tension is relieved if blood vessels are functioning well). 2 tablespoons of the juice of mango can be added to a cup of this tea to get faster results.
Cures respiratory problems(asthma, bronchitis and cough)
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. Adding honey to this decoction can comfort a sore throat, and aid to restore back the voice due to over straining of throat.
Treats gall and kidney stones
Mango leaves help treat kidney stones and gall bladder stones. The daily intake of a finely ground powder of mango leaves with water kept in a tumbler overnight, helps in breaking the stones and flushing them out.
Mango leaves help in treating bleeding dysentery. Mango leaves dried in a shade should be powdered and then taken with water two to three times a day to stop dysentery.
Remedy for ear aches
Ear ache can be quite painful and frustrating. Using mangoes leaves as home remedy provides good relief. A teaspoon of juice extracted from mango leaves works as an effective ear drop and pain killer. Heat the juice slightly before using it.
Heals burns and gum problems
The simplest remedy for healing painful burns is to apply mango leaf ashes to the wounded area. This soothes the skin and brings relief, accelerate healing. the ash of these leaves can be applied to the aching tooth to provide relief from pain.
Stops hiccups and sore throat
If you’re troubled with frequent hiccups or other throat problems, mango leaves can be a great home remedy. Burn a few mango leaves and inhale the smoke. Gargling with tea of these leaves is also a good option. This helps to cure hiccups and throat problems.
Good for your gut
Put some mango leaves in warm water, close the container with a lid, and leave it overnight. The next morning filter the water and drink this concoction on an empty stomach. The regular intake of this infusion acts as a good stomach tonic, flushes out toxins from your body and keeps your stomach clean.
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