| Medicinal Uses of Mango |
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: July 02, 2005
I am a high school student and I was wondering about the medicinal uses of mango fruits, leaves and the bark. We’re planning to develop a product using this. I’ve heard about it being good for sore throat but I am not sure. I’ll be glad to hear some insights from you.
I don’t have much information on medicinal uses of mango. In Brazil, the fruit is commonly known to be the best remedy for constipation because of its high fibre content. It is often recommended in a healing diet because of its high vitamin content and antioxidant action.
The leaf has an antiviral action, so may be used in sore throats. Thomas Bartram, in "Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine" (available at Richters) states that it is used against the herpes simplex virus.
Because mango is a member of the poison ivy family, some people experience allergic reactions to the leaf and fruit.