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What are the Health Benefits of Mangifera Indica (Mango)?

Mango, Mangifera indica

Introduction

  • Botanical Name - Mangifera indica
  • Family Name - Anacardiaceae
  • Other Name - Mango

This herb possesses anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-oxidant properties. It will be not wrong to say that it is of great significance medically and in Ayurveda, it is being used since ages to treat various diseases successfully. In Ayurveda, one of its major use is for treating acidity and improving digestion due to pitta. Each and every part of this herb can be used to treat different ailments. It is one of the active ingredients of herbal products. The ripe mango has laxative properties while the bark and seeds are used for hemorrhage, diarrhea, and other bodily discharges.

Uses of Mangifera indica

  • Dysentery
  • Diarrhea
  • Gonorrhea
  • Uterus problems
  • Rheumatism
  • Diphtheria
  • Blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Scabies
  • Wounds
  • Skin conditions
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease

Health Benefits of Mangifera indica

  • The dried flowers are useful for of diarrhea, chronic dysentery, catarrh of the bladder and chronic urethritis resulting from gonorrhea.
  • The bark contains mangiferin and is astringent and employed against rheumatism and diphtheria.
  • The resinous gum is applied on cracks in the skin of the feet and on scabies.
  • The leaf decoction is taken as a remedy for, fever, chest complaints, diabetes, blood pressures and other ills. It should be taken one to two teaspoonful twice a day.
  • The powder is useful for bleeding hemorrhoids. The powder is taken one to two teaspoonful twice a day with water.
  • The juice is a restorative tonic and used in heat stroke. Various parts of the plant are used as a dentifrice, antiseptic, astringent and stomachic.
  • The seeds are used in asthma, cough and other lungs congestions.
  • The stem bark is useful for breast cancer.

Parts Used

Whole Plant

Dose

  • Decoction - 5 to 10ml
  • Powder - 3 to 6 gm
  • Juice - 5to 10ml

Preparations

Decoction, Powder, Juice

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