We can all attest to the fact that mangoes are one of the delicious fruits we got. While everyone may seem to love mangoes, many do not know that the leaves are also edible especially the tender leaves, and not just that, but medicinal as well.
Mango leaves contain vitamins A, B, C. They are full of healing and medicinal properties. They contain antioxidant properties and high content of flavonoids anf phenols. To take, you can soak, boil or crush to powder form. Here are some health benefits that can be derived from taking mango leaves:
1. Treats gall bladder and kidney stones:
By taking grounded powder of mango leaves with water kept overnight can help in breaking and flushing out gall bladder and kidney stones.
2. Reduces fat:
Mango leaves can help regulate fat metabolism thereby managing obesity and fat gain.
3. Lowers blood pressure:
Due to the hypotensive properties in mango leaves, they can help lower blood pressure. They also help in strengthening the blood vessels and treating the problem of varicose veins.
4. Treats diabetes:
Mango leaves can help manage diabetes. The tender leaves of the mango tree contain tannins called anthocyanidins that can help treat early diabetes. It also treats diabetic retinopathy and angiopathy.
5. Enhances respiration:
Mango leaves when boiled in water and adding honey can help cure respiratory problems such as cold, bronchitis, asthma and cough.
6. Relieves anxiety:
For those suffering from anxiety, you can add mango leaves to bathing water. This will bring refreshment to the body and cure lethargy.
7. May combat cancer:
Early research shows that mangiferin in mango leaves may have anticancer potential as it helps combat oxidative stress and inflammation.
8. Treats burns:
In case of burns, mango leaves can serve as a remedy. All you have to do is add ashes of burnt mango leaves on the burnt skin. This will give you instant relief.