Mangifera indica or Mango tree is very well known for its juicy and tasty fruits. This tree is found throughout India. In Ayurvada its various parts such as leaves, bark, fruits, and roots are used to treat various diseases. Mango leaves have antioxidant, astringent, hypotensive, refrigerant, wound healing and anti-diabetic activities.
Latin name: Mangifera indica
|Sanskrit: Ambrah, Madhuulii, Madhuula, Madhuulaka |
Gujarati: Ambo, Keri, Marv (unripe)
|Punjabi: Amb |
Marathi: Amchur, Amba
Part used: roots, bark, leaves, flowers, fruits, seed kernels
Following are medicinal uses of mango tree leaves
Mango leaf tea is most convenient method to consume this. But never consume mango leaves continuously for more than 1 week as it can reduce your blood glucose level below normal level.
Liver weakness Take shade dried leaves of mango (5 gm) and boil in water (250 ml) till water reduces to half. Filter and drink.
Diabetes Wash and clean fresh mango leaves. Dry in shade and grind to make powder. Take this powder (1/2 - 1 teaspoon) with water or buttermilk twice a day or soak fresh mango leaves in water at night. Next morning mash the leaves and filter water. Drink this water every morning.
Hiccups (Hikka rog) Extract fresh leaves juice. Mix with coriander leaves juice and drink (5 ml) with water thrice a day.
Cholera Boil mango leaves (15 gms) in water (500 ml). Cook till water reduces to one fourth. Filter and drink twice a day.
Nausea, vomiting Prepare cold infusion of mango and jamun leaves. Add honey and drink.
Sujak Wash and clean fresh mango leaves. Dry in shade and grind to make powder. Take this powder (6 gm) twice a day with water.
Diarrhoea, dysentery Take handful leaves of mango. Prepare decoction and drink thrice a day.