MANGO AND AYURVEDA
Mango fruit is a nature’s blessing as it is believed in Ayurveda to decrease the aggravated Vata and Pitta doshas or the air and fire body humor which when aggravate and increase from their normal values create an imbalance in the body systems and thus result in the origin of a number of ailments.
Ayurveda counsels the use of mango fruit in a number of ailments, other than conferring Natural well-being and energy. Some medicinal uses of the mango fruit are highlighted
• Useful in Anemia
The pulp of the ripe fruit taken regularly along with sweetened milk is a natural help in increasing the hemoglobin levels.
• Boon for the Eyes
Being rich in vitamin A, mango fruit is a boon for the eyes. A regular intake of the same during the season not only complements the required amount of vitamin A but also stores the extra amount for any further needs.
• Good for the Heart
Moderate intake of the ripe fruit strengthens the heart and relieves palpitations.
• Useful in Burns
The ash of mango leaves is a good remedy for burns.
• Home Remedy for Diarrhea
As a home remedy for diarrhea, the kernel of the mango fruit may be roasted. This is to be taken with lemon juice and black salt. Also, a powder prepared from the dried flowers of the mango tree is useful in case of chronic diarrhea or dysentery.
• Benefit for Teeth and Gums
A decoction prepared from the bark of a mango tree when used as gargles relieves ailments like tooth decay, bleeding from the teeth and bad breath. The seed of the mango is dried and made into a paste which when massaged into the teeth and gums, stops the bleeding instantly.
• Use in Diabetes
Juice extracted from a few fresh leaves of the mango tree when taken along with an equal quantity of the juice of bitter gourd on an empty stomach during the initial stages of the disease proves quite beneficial in eradicating the disease.
• Beneficial for women
The liquid extract from the bark of the tree is used to cure some of the women ailments like leucorrhoea and heavy bleeding.
• Nutritional benefits
Natural Analysis of Mango discloses that the fruit of mango is nourishing and contains a good amount of iron, vitamin A, B, and C. Other components include citric acid, tartaric acid and some amounts of minerals like calcium, phosphorous and potassium.