Mango Leaves for Improving your Health

Every part of a mango tree is beneficial – from its leaves and bark to the pit. It has been used in several home remedies for many generations. But before going into all things mango, let’s look at the benefits of mango leaves.

Mango leaves have various medicinal and healing properties. Since they contain vitamin A, B, and C, flavonoids, phenols, niacin, beta-carotene, thiamine, riboflavin, and phytonutrients, their benefits are plenty. The best way to use them is by soaking the leaves in a cup of water overnight and then consuming the strained water.

Benefits of mango leaves. Mango leaves are used to cure diabetes, vascular disease, blood pressure and anxiety, varicose veins and hypertension, asthma, bronchitis and cough, black spots, hiccups, and sore throat. They help provide relief from dental problems, fever, and earache, treat burns and kidney stone problems, improve digestion and oral health, reduce hypertension, increase fertility, and are beneficial for hair growth.

Common side effects of mango leaves. There are not many side effects of consuming mango leaves. And even if there are, they will be outweighed by the benefits! They may cause allergies, like dermatitis and food hypersensitivity to those who are sensitive to mangoes and may cause itchiness, widely known as mango latex allergy. This causes extreme irritation at the angles of the lips, at the tip of the tongue and around the mouth. Severe cases can include vomiting, respiratory difficulties, and diarrhea.  It is advised to consult with your doctor before using mango leaves for home remedies.
Since these leaves are available throughout the year, you can use them for treating several ailments that are season-bound.

 

-Sumana