Latin Name: Mangifera indica
Sanskrit/Indian name: Amra, Chuta
Mango, often referred to as ‘the king of fruit’, is eaten during the summer months in India, just before the monsoon. The fruit and its leaves are considered auspicious in Hinduism, in which they are ritually offered to deities. Mango also has many therapeutic benefits. It improves digestion, treats acne, lowers cholesterol, fights diabetes and heart disease.
The bio-active elements present in Mango, such as esters, terpenes and aldehydes, facilitate digestion. Mango is also rich in vitamins C, E, minerals like iron and dietary fiber, which render the fruit its therapeutic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- Mango relieves indigestion.
- The fruit is known to lower the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. This reduces the risk of heart disease.
- By clearing clogged pores, Mango treats acne.
- The fruit is an important source of iron, an essential mineral for women.