We all know that mangoes taste heavenly and offer a wide variety of health benefits. Did you know that the leaves of mangoes have perks to offer as well? Traditional healers boil young mango leaves in water and use it for treating numerous conditions and diseases. If you don’t have access to a mango tree but you want to take advantage of its leaves’ medicinal properties, you may visit a reputable health food store online or offline and get your hands on a pack of powdered mango leaves which you have to dissolve in hot water.
So without further ado, here are some of the many medicinal properties that mango leaves possess:
Mango leaves are known to help ease the symptoms of diabetes. They are also employed for warding off neuropathic pain, which is commonly experienced by diabetics. It is said that consuming tea out of young mango leaves may actually help in reversing diabetes, in particular during its early stages.
Blood Pressure Regulation
Traditionally, mango leaves are used for preventing high blood pressure. The hypotensive properties they have help in strengthening the blood vessels, thus keeping high blood pressure at bay. It’s for the same reason why mango leaf is also beneficial for individuals who wish to get rid of their unsightly varicose veins.
Kidney Stone Removal
A lot of people can attest to the effectiveness of drinking tea out of young mango leaves or powdered mango leaves in dissolving kidney stones, thus keeping at bay severe pain that is associated when passing large kidney stones. Other than that, mango leaves are also known to help dissolve gallbladder stones.
Respiratory Problem Ease
Mango-leaves are known to be very good against all sorts of problems concerning the respiratory system. For instance, taking them in tea form can help relieve the symptoms of acute bronchitis and asthma. Young mango leaves are also commonly employed for the treatment of the common cold, cough and even sore throat.
Having a glass of water with powdered mango leaves dissolved in it thrice a day is an excellent remedy for dysentery. A condition characterized by severe diarrhea with blood or mucus present in the stool. Dysentery is a bacterial or parasitic infection of the lower part of the digestive tract.
Stress and Anxiety Reduction
Consuming tea out of mango leaves is said to be very helpful for people with high stress levels. The same is true for those who are battling anxiety. You may also attain mind and body relaxation by adding fresh mango leaf to lukewarm bathwater, and then soaking in it for several minutes or until your stress or anxiety is gone.
Skin Burn Relief
Mango leaves are traditionally turned into ash and used for treating skin burns. The same medicinal benefit may be attained by washing affected areas of the body with tea out of mango leaves that’s cooled to room temperature. For severe skin burns, however, do seek the help of a doctor immediately.
Gum Inflammation Treatment
Boling young mango leaves in water and allowing it to cool makes for a mouth rinse. That is effective in keeping the gums in a healthy state. Traditional healers recommend the said mouth rinse to those with gums that are swollen and bleeding because of its anti-inflammatory and tonic properties.
Ear Pain Elimination
Mango leaf tea cooled to room temperature is recommended by traditional healers in putting an end to ear pain caused by an infection. All you have to do is place a few drops of it in the affected ear. Allow it to remain in place for a couple of minutes by tilting the head to one side in order to keep the liquid from escaping the ear.