Chinese Pinyin: Mang Guo Latin: Mangifera Indica
Part of Herb Used: Leaf
Traditional Chinese Medicinal (TCM) Uses:*
Mangiferin (a pharmacologically active flavonoid, a natural xanthone C-glycoside) is extracted from Mango at high concentrations from the young leaves (172 g/kg), bark (107 g/kg), and from old leaves (94 g/kg). Mangiferin shows an exceptionally strong antioxidant capacity. It has a number of pharmacological actions and possible health benefits. These include antidiabetic, antioxidant, antifungal, antimicrobal, antiinflamatory, antiviral, hepatoprotective , hypoglycemic, anti-allergic and anticancer activity.,. Along with Salacia it is being investigated for its possible anti-obesity action.
In ayurveda, one of its uses is clearing digestion and acidity due to pitta (heat), sometimes with other mild sours and shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) and guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia).1*
- Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangifera_indica#Medicinal_properties
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