Mango, is the quintessential healthy superfood! A rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Vitamin C, not only this is the pulp of this fruit super healthy, but it’s leaves are too!
Mango leaves are full of healing and medicinal properties. Reddish or purplish when tender and new, mango leaves grow into a dark green color and have a pale underside as they dry and age.
Mango leaves provide a natural source of vitamins and minerals, including:
● Antioxidants (Flavonoids and Phenols)
● Vitamin A
● Vitamin B
● Vitamin C
Health Benefits of Mango Leaves
The antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of mango leaves can be brewed into a tea to help treat and prevent many common diseases, to include diabetes, high blood pressure, insomnia, heart disease, whooping cough, burns, and kidney stones.
Regulates Diabetes – Mango leaf tea has proven beneficial for managing diabetes. The leaves of the mango tree contain tannins called anthocyanidins which are known to help treat early diabetes. Mango leaves also help treat diabetic retinopathy and diabetic angiopathy.
Promotes Heart Health – The high potassium levels in mango leaves significantly lower blood pressure. For individuals with hypertension, this is an excellent natural way to lower strain on the heart. Mango leaves also help to promote heart health, reducing the risk of and atherosclerosis, stroke, and heart attack.
Promotes Respiratory Health – Mango leaf tea has been shown to effectively treat many respiratory problems, including asthma, bronchitis, and whooping cough. Adding natural honey to the tea can also help ease a sore throat. Additionally, mango leaf tea promotes gut health.
The regular intake of freshly brewed mango tea acts as a stomach tonic, flushing out toxins from your body which keeps your stomach clean and healthy.
Treats Gall and Kidney Stones – Mango leaves help treat gallbladder and kidney stones. When mango leaf tea is consumed daily, it works to helps flush out toxins, as well as the stones
Naturalike Mango Leaves
At Naturalike, we source all of our mango leaves beans directly from the finest farms in Nigeria.
We form close relationships with local Nigerian farmers to ensure that we are providing you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality products that we have become known to deliver. Enjoy!
Recipe for Mango Tea
Mango tea can be easily brewed in the comforts of your home.
● 3-4 mango leaves (fresh or dried)
● 2 cups of water (filtered)
● 1 teaspoon of honey or sugar to taste
Step 1 – Bring the water to a boil in a pot.
Step 2 – Add the mango leaves to the boiling water reduce heat to a simmer.
Step 3 – Steep for approximately 15 minutes.
Step 4 – Remove the pot from heat.
Step 5 – Strain the mixture into a teacup or teapot.
Step 6 – Add the mango garnish and sweetener to taste.