Educated enough to try it out. To go down the natural path and see what wonders mother nature has in store for you even through the most common of leaves.
Over here in Africa the mango leaves alongside other leaves like lemon grass and paw paw leaves are used for the treatment of serious malaria and typhoid.
But today we shall be focused on the health benefits that mango leaves have for the everyday diabetic patient.
The Mango Leaves And Diabetes Health Relationship
According to Prof. Moses Adeniji, a Consultant Plant Pathologist at the Herbal Treatment Home of Human Diseases, Orogun, Ibadan. ” The mango leaves can successfully cure diabetes at the early stage”.
“The most useful parts of the leaves are the tender, reddish or purplish part, while the old mango leaves, which are dark, green in colour and with pale underside can also be dried and used.
“These leaves are rich in vitamin C, B and A. They are also rich in various nutrients. They have powerful antioxidant properties as they have a high content of flavonoids and phenols.
“Mango leaves are very useful for treating diabetes; the tender leaves which contain tannins which are also called anthocyanidins, help in the early treatment of diabetes.
“It also helps to treat diabetic `angiopathy’ and diabetic `retinopathy’; mango tea leaves are very good for this purpose.
“Soak the leaves in a cup of water overnight, strain and drink this tea to help relieve the symptoms of diabetes.
“The leaves contain a compound called 3beta-taraxenol, and ethyl acetate extract which synergise with insulin to activate GLUT4 and stimulate the synthesis of glycogen,” he said. (1).
The 3beta-taraxerol and ethyl acetate compounds by increasing glycogen synthesis helps stimulates insulin release consequently increases glucose utilization.
In other words improve insulin production and dissemination of glucose, lowering the blood sugar level.
Mango leaves help normalize insulin levels in the blood. The tannins present in mango leaves are usually responsible for this effect.
The relationship between mango leaves and diabetes is an healthy one. One you should get involves with.