Mango leaves are alternately arranged, long and narrow shaped, 6 to 16 inches in length, and leathery in texture. The leaves are pinkish, amber, or pale green-colored when young and become dark green at maturity.
Where It Grows
The best climate to grow mango leaves is frost free, with cool, dry winters and steamy, hot summers. Mango trees like growing in light and free draining soils, they don’t need rich soil.
How It Grows
The mango is a very attractive, evergreen tree with glossy, dense foliage. The new shoots are reddish, the mature leaves a dark green. Depending on the variety mango trees can grow to be between 35 m and 15 m. A mango tree in full flower has large pink panicles are at the ends of the branches that cover the whole tree.
Food Value per 100g of Mango.
Moisture 78.2%; Protein 3.0%; Fat 0.4%; Carbohydrates 16.5%; Fiber 1.6%; Ash 1.9%; Calcium 29 mg/100 g; Phosphorus 72 mg; Iron 6.2 mg; Vitamin A (carotene) 1,490 I.U.; Thiamine 0.04 mg; Riboflavin 0.06 mg; Niacin 2.2 mg; Ascorbic Acid 53 mg/100g.
Did You Know?
- The mango leaves are very useful for treating diabetes. The tender leaves of the mango tree contain tannins called anthocyanidins, which helps to treat early diabetes.
- Mango leaves help to lower blood pressure as they have hypotensive properties. It helps to strengthen the blood vessels and treats the problem of varicose veins.
- The mango leaves are good for all kinds of respiratory problems. It is especially useful for people suffering from cold, bronchitis, asthma.
- A teaspoon of juice extracted from mango leaves as eardrops provides relief from earache
- To heal burns on the skin and scalds, burn a handful of mango leaves to ashes. Apply this ash on the affected area. It provides instant relief and helps.