Mangoes get you hooked on the first bite. Not everyone can easily forget the soft, juicy, and exotic taste of its ripe flesh, the vibrant appealing orange color, and its texture ranging from fibrous to almost the consistency of butter. The flesh of a mango not only tastes fresh and sweet but emits a sweet fragrance.
Originally from South Asia, mangoes made their way across the tropics and into America in 1880. Today, mangoes are the most commonly eaten fruit in the world, with India being the greatest supplier. It’s a stone fruit, meaning it has one hard seed surrounded by tasty fruit. Peaches, cherries, and plums are all stone fruits as well. Many people are aware of the nutrient overload and health benefits of mango fruit itself but not enough about its leaves.
Mango leaves are fleshy and shiny with a sharp tip. Young green mango leaves are very tender, so they’re cooked and eaten in some cultures. Because the leaves are considered very nutritious, with a myriad of health benefits, they’re also used to make tea and supplements. The leaves of Mangifera indica, a particular species of mango, are a favorite choice in this regard. Mangoes leaves are also edible and are used in several cuisines for their unique taste. Packed with so much goodness and nutritional benefits, on both the fruit and its leaves, it's no wonder the mango fruit is referred to as "The King of Fruits."
Let's dive into the world of health benefits that can be unlocked by brewing a cup of mango leaf tea.
- Healthy Hair and Skin Support: Mango leaves may reduce signs of skin aging due to their antioxidant content. The mango leaves for hair growth are among the ancient natural techniques used for growing hair quickly. The leaves are rich in nutrients like Vitamin C and A which boosts the production of collagen that is important for healthy hair. The technique is also helpful for dull hair as it adds shine to the hair. It also nourishes your scalp.¹
- Healthy Heart Support: Mango leaves have hypotensive properties which help with lowering blood pressure In addition, the leaves are quite effective in making the blood vessels strong. This can also help make blood pressure issues better. They help in strengthening the blood vessels and alleviating varicose veins.
- Immune Boost: Mango leaves contain several beneficial plant compounds, including polyphenols and terpenoids. Terpenoids are important for optimal vision and immune health. They’re also antioxidants, which protect your cells from harmful molecules called free radicals. Meanwhile, polyphenols have antioxidants and improve gut bacteria. Mangiferin, a polyphenol found in many plants but especially in high amounts in mango and mango leaves, is credited with numerous benefits.²
- Promotes Healthy Blood Sugar Levels: The tender mango leaves contain tannins named anthocyanidins as well as the compound named 3beta taraxerol along with ethyl acetate which helps regulate and maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
- Calm support: You can treat yourself to the benefits of mango leaves in a natural way. For feelings of restlessness or tiredness, mango leaves are the best home remedy to rely on for quick support. A cup of tea infused with Herbal Goodness Mango leaf tea bags is an amazing move for calm support. They also contain properties that boost your mood and help in refreshing your mind and body relieving your uneasiness.³
- Respiratory Support: The flavonoids and antioxidant properties of the mango leaves help in boosting as well as maintaining healthy respiratory functions. Herbal Goodness Mango Leaf extract formulation also comes in vegan-friendly capsules to boost respiratory health, immunity, and metabolism.
- Promotes Healthy Weight: Mango leaves have lower levels of fat deposits and higher levels of adiponectin. Adiponectin is a cell-signaling protein that plays a role in fat metabolism and sugar regulation in your body. Higher levels may help regulate healthy weight gain. Mango leaves also contain the enzyme papain and the hormone leptin, both known to boost digestion and regulate the accumulation of fat in the body.¹
- Promotes Gut Health: Mango leaves are high in antioxidants which help in flushing out toxins from the gut helping to work as support for a calm stomach. Mango leaves contain the enzyme papain and the hormone leptin, both known to boost digestion and regulate the accumulation of fat in the body.
Further research is being carried out to evaluate the numerous health benefits of mango leaf as regards a wholesome and holistic approach to health and wellness.
- www.stylesatlife.com/articles.15 Best Benefits Of Mango Leaves For Skin, Hair & Health. Accessed on March 6, 2021.
- www.healthline.com. 8 Emerging Benefits of Mango Leaves. Accessed on May 27, 2020.
- www.krishijagran.com/health-lifestyle. 10 Amazing Benefits of Mango Leaves for Skin, Hair, and Overall Health. Accessed on September 10, 2020.