The mango leaves are reddish or purplish when tender and new and grows into dark green colour and 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 it has high flavonoids and phenol contents.
The health benefits of Mango leaves are:
1. Treating Diabetes:
The mango leaves are very useful for treating diabetes. The tender leaves of the mango tree contain tannins called anthocyanidins, which helps to treat early diabetes. The leaves are dried and powdered or used as an infusion to treat the same. It also helps to treat angiopathy 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 tarakserol-3beta, and ethyl acetate extract which synergize with insulin to activate GLUT4 and stimulate the synthesis of glycogen.
2. Lower Blood Pressure:
Mango leaves help to lower blood pressure as they have hypotensive properties. It helps to strengthen the blood vessels and treats 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 bathing water helps to treat uneasiness and refreshes the body.
4. Gall And Kidney Stones:
The mango leaves help treat kidney and gallstones. Daily taking 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:
The mango leaves are good for all kinds of respiratory problems. It is especially useful for people suffering from cold, bronchitis, asthma. A decoction made by boiling mango leaves in water and drinking this with a little honey helps to cure cough effectively. It also helps to cure voice loss.
6. Cures Dysentery:
The mango leaves helps to treat bleeding dysentery. Mango 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 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 and helps.
9. Treats Hiccups And Throat Problems:
If you are suffering from hiccups or throat problems, mango leaves are 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 mango leaves in warm water, closes it with a lid, and leave it overnight. The next day morning filter the water and drink it on an empty stomach. Regular intake of this infusion acts as a good stomach tonic and helps prevent various stomach ailments.
Since the mango leaves are available throughout the year, using them for home remedies is easy. The antioxidant and antimicrobial properties help treat various ailments efficiently.