The mango tree is a long-lived, upright tree that grows to be between 30 to 100 feet tall and produces a rounded, broad canopy that may be as wide as 125 feet. The tree's taproot might tunnel 20 feet down into the soil. The tree produces alternate leaves that are yellowish or pink when immature. Mango fruits have a waxy, leathery coating that covers a stringy, juicy flesh that is similar to the fruit of a peach.
According to new research study, mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Several trial studies suggest that poly phenolic anti-oxidant compounds in mango are known to offer protection against breast and colon cancers.
The tender leaves of the mango tree are used in treating diabetes. An infusion is prepared from fresh leaves by soaking them overnight in water and squeezing them well in water before filtering it in the morning. This infused water should be taken every morning to control early diabetes. As an alternative to infusion. Leaves can be dried in the shade, powdered and preserved. Half a teaspoonful of this powder should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening.
The mango seeds are treatments for diarrhea. The seeds should be collected during the mango season, dried in the shade and powdered and stored for use as medicine. It should be given in doses of about one and a half gram to two grams with or without honey. Juice of fresh flowers when taken with one or two teaspoonful of curds, is also valuable in diarrhea.
Mango seeds are considered useful in certain disorders connected with womens reproductive organs. A teaspoonful, of the paste of the decorticated kernel of mango is applied inside the vagina to cure leucorrhoea, Vaginitis, and relaxed walls due to multiple pregnancies. Its use half an hour before conjugal union gives a virgin feeling and acts as a safe contraceptive. This has been tried many times with gratifying results. Juice of the fresh mango bark is used for heavy bleeding during menstruation, i.e. menorrhagia, leucorrhoea, mucus and pus discharges from the uterus and bleeding or haemorrhages from uterus.
The juice is given with the addition of white of an egg or some mucilage-a kind of vegetable glue obtained from plant and a little opium in these diseases. In the alternative, a mixture of 10 ml. of a fluid extract of the bark and 120 ml. of water is given in doses of a teaspoonful every hour or two.
Taking half cup sweet Mango juice with 25 grams curd and 1 tsp. Ginger juice 2 or 3 times a day controls loose motions. Boil 20 grams powder of Mango bark in a litter of water and reduce it to 250 gram. Taking this decoction with 1 gram of black salt cures diarrhoea. Mango fruit is also a very good source of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin-C and vitamin-E.
Consumption of foods rich invitamin Chelps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals.Vitamin B-6 orpyridoxineis required for GABA hormone production within the brain. It also controls homocystiene levels within the blood, which may otherwise be harmful to blood vessels resulting in CAD, and stroke.