7 Medicinal Properties Of Mango Leaves That You Aren’t Aware Of!

The summer season brings us the king of fruit. Yes, you have guessed it right! It is delicious mango. It is the sweet fruit which is full of nutrients and both kids, as well as adults, love it. Among Asian countries, India is considered as a hub of mangoes and a huge amount of mangoes are exported worldwide from India every year.

One thing you might don’t know is that mango leaves are equally nutritious as the mango fruit. The leaves look like all other leaves and have dark greenish color.

The mango leaves are a rich source of:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C
  • Flavonoids and phenols
  • Antioxidants

Due to the rich content of nutrients and antioxidant mango leaves have application in the medical field. In the alternative medicine, mango leaves are used to treat these 7 health issues.


1. Diabetes

Diabetes in the early stage can be easy treated using mango leaves due to the presence of tannins called anthocyanidins­. There is a simple method to use mango leaves for diabetes treatment. All you have to do is dry the mango leaves and crush them to make a thin powder of it. Consume this powder every day to get rid of diabetes.

The angiopathy and retinopathy are two diabetes-related problems which can be treated using mango leaves. Take 1 cup of water and soak the mango leaves overnight in it. Strain the water and drink it next day morning.

These simple remedies will provide relief from the symptoms of diabetes.  The mango leaves also consist of ethyl acetate extract and 3beta­taraxerol in it. These compounds work with insulin to stimulate GLUT4 in our body. This process helps in the synthesis of glycogen and further proven to be helpful to treat hyperglycemia.

2. Helps in treatment of restlessness

It happens someday that we fell restless due to anxiety and we just pop an anti-anxiety pill to get rid of it. However, this is not a properly way to treat restless and anxiety. You might found that in most of the Indian houses they hang mango leaves on the doorstep. This is actually a way to reduce the restlessness of a person.

You can also add mango leaves into your bath water to reduce anxiety, restlessness, and uneasiness.

3. Blood pressure can be reduced

Mango leaves consist of property well known as hypotensive properties. This property helps to lower down the blood pressure. It also strengthens the blood vessels and keeps your heart healthy.

4. Respiratory problems

If you are suffering from asthma, cold or any other respiratory problems then mango leaves are there for your rescue. Take 3-4 mango leaves and boil it in 1 cup of water, allow it to cook properly for 5 minutes and then strain the liquid. Add 1 tsp of honey to it and drink this combination to get rid of a cough and open up your voice.

5. Stops dysentery

Yes, you can stop dysentery at home using dried mango leaves. Just add powder of dried mango leaves in 1 cup of water and drink it 3 times a day to stop dysentery.

6. Heal burns

This might sound strange but the ashes of mango leaves can be useful to heal burns. Burn a handful of mango leaves until it becomes ash. Now, apply the ashes on the burned area and you will get instant relief from pain. The burns will cure faster and the scars of the burn will also be removed quickly.

7. Earaches

The painful earaches can be quickly treated using mango leaves. Extract the juice from mango leaves in a small bowl. Heat it for 1 minute to make it warm and then put it as an eardrop to get rid of the ear ache instantly.

So, these are some simple mango remedies which can provide you relief from 7 different health issues. Try these remedies and post a comment below about your experience.

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