Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Health Benefits of Mango

Mangoes also known as the King of the Fruits Kingdom are very undervalued here in North America. It is because of less availability or may be people hardly know what to expect from the fruit. In the world of quick transportation, where one can have fresh fruits transported from one continent to other easily. So what are the benefits of Mango...? Let us see...

Now it is for a reason why this fruit is known as the King of Fruits. A mango is beneficial to human kind in many ways and form. Start from the stages of the fruit, raw fruits have its own benefits, ripe fruits too and lastly even barks and flowers have their own benefits. Here are some of the benefits:

Raw Mango:
  • Raw Mango is basically unripe mango which is sour in taste and hence according to Ayurveda works on lot of principles of Sour Taste. Green in colour when unripe, this raw mango can be either used by boiling it in water or drying it to make into a powder.
  • Boiled raw mangoes mixed with sugar, cumin and pinch of salt can really help if you are suffering wit heat stroke or prickly heat this summer.
  • Dried mango powder or also know in India as Aamchur is a great aid for digestive system. It increases the bile and also acts as an intestinal antiseptic. (5 Ways to Increase Appetite )
  • Raw Mangoes are also known to increase the elasticity of the blood vessels and increase blood cells, thus helping those suffering with anaemia.

Ripe Mango:
  • Normally this is what we get in many stores here in North America. Fresh Golden yellowish mangoes which are sweet to taste. According to the doshas mangoes generally decreases elevated Vatta dosha and Pitta Dosha.
  • They would normally increase digestion and because of their high fibrous contains relieves constipation.
  • Ayurveda regards them as good for mothers to increase milk production. In males they are known as aphrodisiac. Not only they boost the sex drive and stamina, but also work on issues like erectile disorders and premature ejaculation.

Other Parts:
  • Leaves of Mango tree are well known to work against early stages of Diabetes. Soak them in water over night and have the freshly squeezed juice for Diabetes. Same is true with powder of those leaves. (How to Control Diabetes?)
  • Gum infection can be controlled with help of flowers of mangoes. Gargle made with decoction of the flowers control them. (Home Remedies for Toothache?)
  • Mango tree barks decoction is believed to work excellent in diphtheria and other throat issues.

So if you are heading out today at the grocery store try enjoying this King of Fruits and see how it can benefit you.

Posted By Sudeep

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