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7 Uses Of Mango Leaves You Never Knew About

The mango is a member of the drupe family, along with olives, dates, and coconuts.

These tropical fruits are native to India but are grown in numerous countries. There are many different kinds of mangoes, which are ranged in color, flavor, shape, and seed size. The color can vary from green to red, yellow, or orange, but inside is mostly a golden yellow.

Fresh mango season lasts from April until August.

Mangoes are usually harvested while they are green but matured. When they are immature they are extremely sour. Organic mangoes are left to mature on the tree, but if over-ripe they can fall off from the tree and smashed.

Each fruit measures 5 to 15 cm in length and about 4 to 10 cm in width and its weight ranges from 150 g to around 750 g.

They taste sweet and creamy and hold over 20 vitamins and minerals. Its leaves are very essential as they offer numerous health benefits, thanks to its containment of numerous nutrients.

Apparently, they are a rich source of:

  • Antioxidants
  • Flavonoids
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B
  • Phenols

Here we will present you their 7 top health benefits:

Regulates blood pressure

They can regulate blood pressure by strengthening the blood vessels, thus lowering the high blood pressure.

Ease breathing issues

Boiled leaves, sweetened with honey can treat asthma, flu, common colds, and voice loss.

Treat diabetes

Leaves are high in anthocyanins and tannins, which treat early-stage diabetes.

How to prepare: Dry the leaves crush them to make a powder and use the tea made of it to treat diabetes.

Treat diabetic angiopathy and retinopathy

Drink the liquid of the soaked leaves daily in a cup of water. This remedy is rich in ethyl acetate and 3betaraxerol. Also, assists the synthesis of glycogen, which helps in the case of hyperglycemia.

Hang these leaves at the doorstep. Also, add a few leaves in your bath and enjoy the soothing and relaxing experience.

Cure Wounds

Powdered leaves can be used to heal wounds, and can be applied to the affected areas.

Treat earaches

Extracted juice of the leaf can be used as eardrops. You just need to heat one teaspoon of this juice.

Prevent dysentery

Put the dry mango leaf powder diluted in some water for 3 days and then you can drink it.

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Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Written by Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Rachael has been with Live Science since 2010. She has a masters degree in journalism from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biology from the University of California, San Diego.

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