Eight Health Benefits Of Mango Leaves

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Research over the years has proven that Mango leaves are very very versatile in nature. Their health benefits are essential for our health and productivity. These health benefits include the following: 

1. Supports skin health  

Mango leaves contain all nutrients that are essential for skin health. Mango leaf extract may reduce the fine lines, ageing signs and dryness of the skin. It also helps in collagen production that may reduce the wrinkles and fine lines from the face. 

Mango leaves have antibacterial properties that help treat bacterial skin infections such as staph Infections and skin burns. The mango leaves contain essential properties and nutrients that help to heal the burns and scalds on the skin. Anthocyanin present in mango leaves provides instant relief from burns. 

How to use it – For instant results, take some mango leaves and burn them. Then take the ash from the leaves and apply it to the burns.

2. Excellent for hair problems

Using mango leaves for hair growth is an ancient technic to grow hair rapidly. The leaves are rich in nutrients like Vitamin C and A, which boosts the production of collagen that is important for healthy hair. It gives a shine to your dull hair. 

When you have chemically damaged hair, mango leaves came for rescue. The flavonoids present in the mango leaves can colour the hair black naturally.

How to use it – make a fine paste from fresh mango leaves. Apply the paste on the hair and wash your hair after around 15 minutes with water.

3. It Balance the blood sugar level  

Mango leaves are excellent in balancing blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. Those leaves contain tannins called anthocyanidins that may help in treating early diabetes. It also contains 3beta taraxerol and ethyl acetate, which help treat hyperglycemia (increased blood sugar levels).

How to use it – You can boil the 10-15 mango leaves in a cup of water. Then leave the water overnight to cool and drink it on an empty stomach in the morning.

4. It Manages high blood pressure  

Mango leaves have hypotensive properties that mean it helps reduce blood pressure. The leaves make the blood vessels strong and healthy. Mango leaves are an effective remedy for varicose veins. 

How to use it – You can boil the 10-15 mango leaves in a cup of water. Then leave the water overnight to cool and drink it on an empty stomach in the morning.

5. It Treat gall and kidney stones  

Mango leaves powder is used to treat gall stones and kidney stones. It helps breakdown the kidney stones and throw them out of your body through urination. The leaves are the best form for removing harmful toxins from the body.

How to use it Take some mango leaves and dry them. Powder them and mix them in water. Keep the water overnight and drink it on an empty stomach every morning.

6. It May treat stomach ulcers and hiccups  

Mango leaves were beneficial to aid stomach ulcers and hiccups from ancient times. Sometimes hiccups are stubborn that it is difficult to stop. In this scenario, mango leaves works magically. 

How to use it Burn some mango leaves & inhale the smoke. It will help in reducing hiccups. You can also drink warm water with mango leaves daily would be beneficial for stomach ulcers. 

7. It May help with weight loss

Studies have shown that mango leaves help with reducing obesity by reducing the level of fat deposits in the body. It may even help in managing diabetes and this could lead to a high metabolic rate which will prevent you from gaining weight.

How to use it – Prepare a mango leaf tea by boiling a handful of leaves in 150ml of water. You can also use mango leaf powder or extract if fresh leaves are not easily available.

8. It contains anti-inflammatory properties

Studies have shown that mango leaves have anti-inflammatory properties in animals which suggest that they could protect your brain from diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.


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