King of fruits “MANGO”. Due to its sweetness and richness and nutrients. It is praised as "heavenly fruit" in Vedas. It is also known as "Super fruit" due to its potential health values.
Mango ice-cream! Mango pastry!! Mango Juice!!! Mango Chocolates!!! Or any delicacy made with Mango are Yummy and delicious.
This is Mrs.V.Manimozhi going to shed light upon the Benefits of Mango
It is the most popular fruit during summer and it’s probably the only fruit which comes in such different varieties. A fruit indigenous to the Indian subcontinent but later spread across to different parts of the world. Today there are about 1000 varieties around the world. Here is the list of top five mango producing countries in the world and some of their best varieties:
India- Alphoso, Banganapalli, Malgoa, Langra, Neelam and Rumani
China- Baiyu, Guixiang, Huangpi, Macheo, Sannian and Yuexi No1
Thailand- Nam-dok-mai, Ok Rong, Keo-sal-woel, Pimsenmum.
Pakistan- Anwar, Ratol, Chausa, Sindhri, Siroli, Gulab Khas and Zafran
Mexico- Haden, Irwin, Kent, Atkins, Keitt, Van Dyke, Palmer and Ataulfo
Mangoes are consumed raw and ripe. It also forms an important ingredient of sauces, pickles, juices and jams too.
Benefits: Ripe and unripe mangoes are highly beneficial in innumerable ways. Ayurveda says there are medicinal values in mango fruit as well as in leaves, branches, flowers etc. These parts of mango tree can be used as home remedy for various diseases.
1. Eating ripe mangoes liberally are highly beneficial in the treatment of night blindness, dryness of the eyes, softening of the cornea, itching and burning in the eyes and also prevent development of refractive errors.
2. Ripe sweet mangoes taken along with milk thrice daily are very beneficial.
3. Mangoes help protect cells from free radical damage and reduce risk of cancer.
4. Mangoes contain digestive enzymes that help break down proteins and aid digestion.
5. Mangoes are valuable to combat acidity and poor digestion because of an enzyme found in the fruit which soothes the stomach.
6. Fiber in mango allows easy motion and avoids constipation.
7. High iron content mango is good for pregnant women and patients with anemia.
8. Mango is rich in potassium, so good for lowering blood pressure.
9. Mango contains pectin, fiber material which can lower cholesterol levels in the body.
10. Mangoes are rich in calories and carbohydrates.
11. Some researchers have claimed that mangoes can minimize the risk of kidney stone formation.
12. Mango is rich in glutamine’s acid protein that is essential for concentration and memory
13. Mango is very effective in reliving clogged pores on the skin thus making it fair, soft and shinning.
14. Eating one or two small tender mangoes in which the seed is not fully formed with salt and honey is found to be very effective medicine for summer diarrhea, dysentery, piles, morning sickness, chronic dyspepsia, indigestion and constipation.
15. Eating raw mango with salt quenches thirst and prevents the excessive loss of sodium chloride and iron during summer due to excessive sweating.
16. A drink made from unripe mango mixed with sugar is effective in heat exhaustion and sun stroke.
17. Unripe green mangoes are beneficial in the treatment of gastro-intestinal disorders.
18. Unripe mangoes help in bilious disorders by increasing the secretion of bile which acts as intestinal antiseptic.
19. Mango tones up the liver and keeps it healthy.
20. Green mango is valuable in blood disorders.
21. It increases the elasticity of blood vessels and helps in the formation of new blood cells.
22. Mango aids the absorption of food-iron and prevents bleeding tendencies.
23. Mango increases body resistance against tuberculosis, anemia, cholera and dysentery.
24. Mangoes are useful to children who lack concentration in studies as it contains Glutamine acid which is good to boost memory and keep cells active.
25. The vitamin E present in mangoes helps regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive.
26. Mangoes are beneficial for pregnant women and individuals suffering from anemia because of their iron content.
27. The anti-inflammatory properties of mango might help alleviate asthma symptoms.
28. Mango is a rich source of vitamin A (beta-carotene), E and Selenium which help to protect against heart disease and other ailments.
29. Dried mango flowers are used in the treatment of diarrhea, chronic dysentery and some problems of the bladder.
30. Mango 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. This will take care of Diabetes.
31. Mango seed powder (2gms) mixed with honey is helpful in diarrhea.
32. Juice of fresh mango flowers when taken with one or two teaspoonful of curds is valuable in diarrhea.
33. Juice of the fresh mango bark is also valuable in heavy bleeding during menstruation, i.e. menorrhagia, leucorrhoea, mucus and pus discharges from the uterus and bleeding or hemorrhages from uterus.
34. Consume pickle or dal made with fresh tender mango leaves to strengthen the functioning of liver.
35. For Insomnia or sleeplessness, take a glassful of mango-shake or mango juice followed with glass of lukewarm water before going to bed. It will help in countering sleeplessness.
36. Powder the mango tree bark and apply as a paste. The astringent quality of the bark will soon reduce the dandruff.
37. Chew tender mango leaves to avoid bleeding in the gums. It also reduces pain in the tooth.
Mango tree is the symbol of abundance, fertility and prosperity. Hence in India for all religious festivals, marriages and all auspicious occasions the door ways are decorated with mango leaves.
So I am signing off with the hope that you will never miss a place in your fruit basket for Mangoes during its season.
Authors brief Biodata: Mrs.ManiMozhi is teacher by profession with 18 years of experience. She is qualified as a Master Trainer under the Intel Teach to the Future Program. She is good at conducting Quiz competitions, compering for school functions and Annual days. She loves drawing and painting. She is a fabulous cook. She is doing a diploma in counseling at present.