Medicinal properties of mango
MANGO, MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Internal use preparations with mango
Mango for the respiratory system:
- Antibronchitic: Mango flowers are rich in gallic acid. This acid has antibronchitic properties so that the infusion of the flowers of mangoes may be used to combat bronchitis.
Mango for the digestive system:
- Laxative: The aforementioned treatment, rich in fiber, with its wealth of fructose and alpha-phellandrene, is an ideal laxative to prevent constipation. This property is increased if you eat the fruit when a bit unpripe.
Mango for the circulatory system:
- High blood pressure: mango leaves have hypotensive properties, that's to say, are capable of lowering blood pressure, aiding in the treatment of hypertension. (Decoction for 20 minutes of a couple of semi-dry leaves in the sun for 14 hours cut up in a liter of water. Let stand for 60 minutes and take a couple of glasses a day for 3 days. Rest for a week and repeat the previous treatment.)
- Diabetes: There are studies on the application of extracts made from the leaves of this plant to treat diabetes and its effects on the body. It appears that these extracts have been a positive influence on the pancreas. It has also been found that these compounds exert a preventive power in the retinal degeneration caused by this disease (retinopathy)
External use preparations with mango
Skin: The resin obtained by the exudation of the tree is used in India for the treatment of cracks in the skin of the feet. Also this substance is used externally in this country for the treatment of scabies.
Toxicity of mangoes
The branches, leaves and green skin of the fruits contain a resin rich in mangiferine, mangiferol and mangiferic acid, that possesses irritating properties for the skin. It can cause contact dermatitis in some people, even with blisters.
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