From Skin To Hair: 6 Mango Leaves Benefits To Boost Your Health
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Mango, also called the king of fruits, is not just popular in India or South and Southeast Asia but around the world too. One can find different varieties of mangoes in different parts of the world, all of which have a unique flavour and texture. While buying mangoes from the market, one can notice that all the mangoes have a stem and a couple of leaves attached to them. A common reflex is to take off the stem and throw it away.

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However, in some Indian households, mango leaves are considered auspicious and used to make garlands for decorative purposes and to hang at the home entrance. But other than this use, there is not much known regarding the use of mango leaves. To everyone's surprise, mango leaves are pretty healthy and they are considered quite diverse and extensive in terms of their uses, specifically in the field of medicine. Here are some of the top health benefits of mango leaves:

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* Great For Skin

As per a study published in the journal Molecules in 2022, mango leaves can have potential anti-acne effects on the skin. The naturally occurring antioxidants in mango leaves can also reduce problems like skin ageing and have protective effects on the skin against a lot of skin problems. Mango leaves can also help in increasing collagen production in the body and the antibacterial effects of mango leaves can fight skin infections related to bacteria as well as skin burns.

* Hair Problems

The presence of vitamins like vitamin C and A can improve the quality of hair. As stated above, mango leaves can help increase the production of collagen in the body, which can help make dull hair shiny. A person who has chemically damaged hair can try using a mask made from mango leaves or drinking tea made from mango leaves in the morning to enjoy its benefits. The flavonoids present in mango leaves can also help keep the natural colour of the hair intact and prevent early greying of the hair.

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* Blood Sugar Levels

As per a study published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolic Insights in 2014, all petrol consumption of mango leaves led to a reduced overall blood glucose level in obese individuals. Thus, mango leaves are a natural remedy to organically reduce blood sugar levels in the body and prevent the problem of diabetes. It is important to remember that mango leaves are certainly not a cure for the problem of diabetes and are just an organic way of keeping blood sugar levels in check.

* Nutritionally Dense

As per a study published in the journal Antioxidants in 2021, mango leaves are a great source of minerals like potassium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and various vitamins. The presence of so many nutrients makes it great for health; it fights against digestive discomfort, like inflammation, indigestion, and the formation of gas; and it also reduces hiccups. Drinking a warm glass of water with some mango leaves in it regularly can also be beneficial for people suffering from stomach ulcers.

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* Anti-Inflammatory 

Mango leaves also have anti-inflammatory effects on the body because of the presence of different types of vitamins and nutrients. Consuming mango leaves specifically in the summer can be great for one's health, as everyone is more susceptible to experiencing stomach inflammation during the summer. One can simply brew some mango leaves in warm water for 5 to 7 minutes and drink this regularly to avoid any kind of stomach-related problem on a long-term basis.

* Teeth Whitening 

Mango leaves are also considered good for teeth, whitening and removing stubborn stains from the teeth. One has to simply chew some mango leaves after washing them properly and then rub the paste on one's teeth. This has to be done for a couple of minutes and then all the paste has to be spit out of the mouth. The antibacterial properties of the mango leaves are going to help with teeth whitening and the removal of stains.

How To Make Mango Tea

The recipe for making mango tea is quite simple. One has to simply take some mango leaves and watch them properly. Now, in a pan, heat some water and put the mango leaves inside the water. One has to brew this water on low heat for 5 to 10 minutes and then take it off. Strain the liquid to remove the mango leaves and the tea is ready. For some sweetness, one may add a little bit of organic honey.