English name- Mango tree

Local name- ಮಾವು

Botanical name- Mangifera Indica

Appearance- Its form is oval, round, heart-shaped, kidney-shaped, and long and slender It weighs 4 to 5 pounds some varieties are vividly colored with shades of red and yellow, while others are dull green.

Origin- It originated in the foothills of the Himalayas of Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, dating back to 4000 BC.

Conditions of growth- It is suited to tropical and subtropical hardiness where temperatures do not fall below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Mango grows well on a wide variety of soils, such as lateritic, alluvial, and sandy loam.

Uses- Mango helps in fighting cancer, cleanses the skin, regulates diabetes, loses weight, for healthy eyes, helps in maintaining cholesterol level.

Common remedies-

  • For curing sore throat (Part of the tree used - Leaves ): Chew freshly plucked tender mango leaves and slowly swallow its juice cures sore throat and inflamed vocal cords
  • For curing toothache and bleeding gums (Part of the tree used - Leaves ): Take a few tender mango leaves and crush them and add little water. Boil this to make a decoction. Gargling with lukewarm decoction cures toothache, bleeding, and swollen gums.

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