Mango Leaves

Mango leaves are reddish or purplish when tender and new, grow into a dark green color and have a pale underside. These leaves are rich in vitamin C, B and A. They are also rich in various other nutrients. The mango leaves have powerful antioxidant properties as they have a high content of flavonoids and phenols.

Mango leaves are rich in various nutrients including tannins, alkaloids, glikosid, steroids, triterpenoids, saponins and flavanoid components. In addition, mango leaves have antimicrobial properties therefore making them beneficial for killing bacteria, virus and fungi

Treating Diabetes:

The mango leaves are very useful for treating diabetes. The leaves of the mango tree contain tannins called anthocyanidins, which help in treating early diabetes . It also helps reduce hyperglycemia. The leaves contain a compound called 3beta-taraxerol, and ethyl acetate extract which synergize with insulin to activate GLUT4 and stimulate the synthesis of glycogen. Mango tea has been linked to slow the progression of diabetes, and also related to healing of blood vessels in and around the pancreas that has been damaged by diabetes.


Take 3-4 mango leaves, wash and then boil them. Continue to steep the mango leaves and leave to cool over night. In the morning, strain the water and drink on an empty stomach.


 Vascular disease:

Diabetes can lead to a lot of complications including eye problems. The tannins which are called anthocyanins contained in mango leaves are also beneficial in treating diabetic rhinopathy and other vascular apathies

Lower Blood Pressure:

Mango leaves help lower the blood pressure as they have hypotensive properties. They help in strengthening the blood vessels and treating the problem of varicose veins.

Treats Restlessness and anxiety:

For people suffering from restlessness due to anxiety, the mango leaves provide a good home remedy. 2-3 cups of mango leaf water can be added into bath water to revive and rejuvernate the senses.            

Sipping the tea is also excellent for controlling blood pressure naturally.

Gall And Kidney Stones:

The mango leaves help treat kidney stones and gallstones. The daily intake of a finely ground powder of mango leaves, which are dried in the shade, with water kept in a tumbler overnight, helps in breaking the stones and flushing them out.

Respiratory Problems:

The mango leaves are good for all kinds of respiratory problems. It is especially useful for people suffering from cold, bronchitis and asthma. Drinking a decoction made by boiling mango leaves in water with a little honey helps to cure cough effectively. It also helps in curing voice loss.

Cures Dysentery:

The mango leaves help in treating bleeding dysentery. Mango leaves dried in a shade should be powdered and then be taken with water two to three times a day to stop dysentery.


Ear Aches:

Ear ache can be quite irritating. Using this home remedy provides good relief. A teaspoon of juice extracted from mango leaves as eardrops provides relief from earache. Warm the juice slightly and use it as drops to treat each ear.


Heal Burns:

To heal burns on the skin and scalds, burn a handful of mango leaves to ashes. Apply this ash on the affected area. It provides instant relief.


Treats Hiccups And Throat Problems:

If you are suffering from hiccups or throat problems, mango leaves are a good home remedy. Adding honey to a cup of mango leaf tea is soothing to a sore throat and can assist in restoring back the voice due to overstraining of the throats vocal chords. Mango leaves can also be burnt and the smoke inhaled for hiccups and sore throat. Gargling the tea is also beneficial for the throat

Stomach Tonic:

Put some mango leaves in warm water, close the container with a lid, and leave it overnight. The next morning filter the water and drink it on an empty stomach. The regular intake of this infusion acts as a good stomach tonic and helps prevent various stomach ailments.

Since the mango leaves are available throughout the year, using them for home remedies is easy. The antioxidant and antimicrobial properties help treat and prevent various stomach ailments efficiently.