The tender leaves of the mango
tree are considered useful in 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 valuable
in 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 women’s
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
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 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 fluidextract of the bark and 120 ml. of
water is given in doses of a teaspoonful every hour
The mango-bark is very efficacious in the treatment
of diphtheria and other throat diseases. Its fluid is
locally applied and also used as a gargle. The gargle
is prepared by mixing 10 ml. of the fluidextract with
125 ml. of water.
The juice, which oozes out at the time of plucking the
fruit from the tree gives immediate relief to pain when
applied to a scorpion bite or the sting of a bee. The
juice can be collected and kept in a bottle.
Unripe mangoes should not be eaten in, excess. Their
excessive intake may cause throat irritation, indigestion,
dysentery and abdominal colic. One should, therefore,
not consume more than one or two green mangoes daily.
Water should not be drunk immediately after eating the
green mango because it coagulates the sap and makes
it more irritant. Sap or milky juice that comes out
on breaking the stalk of the green mango is irritant
and astringent. Eating green mangoes without draining
the sap may cause mouth, throat and gastro intestinal
irritations. The sap should, therefore be fully squeezed
out or the skin should be peeled before using raw mango.
Excessive use of mangoes produces ailments like constipation,
eye affections, blood impurities and seasonal fever.
Children who use the fruit in excess generally suffer
from skin disease in its season.