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Unveiling The Hidden Treasures Of Mango Leaves

By Chisom Ibemere

Mango leaves is the foliage obtained from the mango tree, Mangifera indica. It offers several nutritional and health benefits.

Mango leaves are rich in numerous antioxidants including phenols and flavonoids that help to protect the body against free radicals and oxidative stress that damages the cells.

It is believed to regulate blood sugar levels by supporting insulin production. It helps to lower blood pressure levels and maintain cardiovascular health.

Mango leaves are used in the traditional medicine to relieve respiratory issues such as asthma, bronchitis, and coughs due to their expectorant and antimicrobial properties.

Mango leaves extracts are used for various digestive issues including diarrhea, dysentery, and stomach ailments due to their antimicrobial and soothing effects.

The presence of vitamin C in mango leaves enhances the body’s immune system, helping it fight infections and diseases. It can be applied topically to heal various skin problems like burns, wounds, and insect bites due to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

The antimicrobial qualities in mango leaves maintain oral health and prevent gum diseases and bad breath.

Mango leaves are rich in vitamin A and flavonoids that contribute to maintaining good eyesight and preventing age-related macular degeneration.

 

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