Friday, January 18, 2013

Mango as a Laxative

A fully ripe mango is high in Vitamin A (beta-carotene), which is a cancer-fghting agent, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, and B2, niacin, potassium, iron and fiber. Green mangoes have a higher proportion of Vitamin C. Mangoes are good for the kidneys, digestive system of the body and the skin. It relieves clogged skin pores, reduces cysts, excess body heat and fever. All parts of the mango have medicinal uses. Aamchur or sun-dried raw mango powder is great to aid the digestive system. Eating one or two small tender mangoes in which the see is still not fully formed, with salt and honey is an effective medicine for summer diarrhea, dysentery, piles, morning sickness, chronic dyspepsia and indigestion. The consumption of ripe mango fruits purifies the blood, removes mucous from the bronchial tubes, prevents or cures scurvy, expels worms from the body, is a digestive and a good laxative. Mango fruit is recommended for respiratory problems, inflammation of the mucous membrane, cough and bronchitis. It is advised that one use it with honey, or as syrup. The fruit is also recommended for tuberculosis, general debility, anemia and indigestion. The young leaves, used in decoction, are good for asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory problems. The above leaf decoction is used to cure gum inflammation by washing the mouth several times a day. The young shoots or the kernel of the seeds is used as vermifuge or for expelling worms from the body. Externally, the decoction of the leaves is used as a wash for bruises and wounds. The bark of the tree is used in decoction for fevers. The gum from the trunk is used for itches and skin diseases. Unripe mangoes, dried in the sun, are recommended for scurvy. For chapped feet, mix one teaspoon of the gum of the mango tree with one tablespoon water and apply on the chapped parts of the feet.

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