Mango is one of the popular fruits in the world due to its attractive color, delicious taste and excellent nutritional properties. Known for its sweet fragrance and flavor, the mango has delighted the senses for more than 4000 years. A celebrated fruit, mango, now produced in most of the tropical parts of the globe.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Usage of mango leaves

Various part of mango tree including leaves are indispensable for various religions ceremonies and used as offerings to various deities.

*As a Japanese dish in which tender young mango leaves are steamed and eaten with rice.

*While in India, families festoon their doorstep with mango leaves after the birth of a child to announce their happy news. Mango leaves are often prominently displayed at weddings in India.

*Cold infusion of tender mango leaves and jamun with a tea spoon of honey can be used to suppress vomiting and nausea.

*In order to prevent inflammation due to insect stings, juice of mango leaves can be applied in the stung area or even the milk oozing from a plucked of the leaf.

*Having tea of mango leaves is also useful in curing liver troubles.

*In Uganda, mango leaf are made decoction drink for treating diarrhea. In Benin they add with lemon juice. 

*Dentifrice prepared from mango leaves keeps teeth healthy.

*The leaves has astringent properties and are used in Nigeria as a lotion to relieve toothache, sore gums, and sore throat also as an infusion in diarrhea and dysentery.

Researchers have found that the leaf extract contains antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory attributes.
Usage of mango leaves

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