The Secret Healing Leaf


The juicy, tasty, and refreshing nature of mangoes give us the satisfaction we get anytime we consume it; this does not just end there.

Although mangoes are nutritious and the favourite of many, the secret of the leaves of this fruit is also hidden from majority of the mangolovers.

Mango leaves are rich in vitamin C, B and A, with powerful antioxidant properties.

The leaves of the mango tree can be used for the following purposes.

Lowering Blood Pressure:

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

Treating Restlessness:

For people suffering from restlessness due to anxiety, the mango leaves provide a good home remedy. Adding two to three glasses of mango leaf tea to the bath water helps treat uneasiness and refreshes the body.

Treating Gall And Kidney Stones:

Mango leaves help treat kidney stones and gallstones. The daily intake of 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:

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.

Curing Dysentery:

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

Treating 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. Heat the juice slightly before using it.

Healing 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.

Treating Hiccups And Throat Problems:

If you are suffering from hiccups or throat problems, mango leaf is a good home remedy. Burn a few mango leaves and inhale the smoke. This helps to cure hiccups and throat problems.

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


Story by: Seth Nana Poku


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