Introduction of Mango leaf:leaves of Mangifera indica or manguier.
✵The article gives records of the herb Mango leaf, its English name, Latin name, common names, property and flavor, its botanical source one plant species, ①.Mangifera indica L., with a detailed introduction to the botanical features of this plant species, the growth characteristics, and ecological environment of this plant species, the features of the herb Mango leaf, its pharmacological actions, medicinal efficacy, and administration guide.
Mango leaf(Mangifera indica).
English Name: Mango leaf.
Latin Name: Mangifera indica L.
Common Names: Mango, mangot, manguier, aangga, merpelam, pelem, Vimang, Anbah, Manga Agaci, Mangot Fil, Mamuang, Mangga, Merpelam, Pelem
Property and flavor: nautral in nature, tastes slightly sour.
Brief introduction: Mango leaf is the leaves of Mangifera indica L., the plant is widely distributed in the world, with more than 70 countries in the world producing mango and 90% concentrating in Asia such as South Asia and Southeast Asia. Mango leaves are sour, sweet, cool, and neutral in nature, and have the functions of relieving asthma, relieving cough, eliminating phlegm, immunity, anti-inflammation, relieving pain, protecting liver and gallbladder, resisting lipid peroxidation, anti-virus, anti-tumor, and anti-bacteria actions.
Botanical source: Common herbal classics defined the herb Mango Leaves as the leaves of the species (1).Mangifera indica L. It is a plant species of the Mangifera genus, the Anacardiaceae family (Julianiaceae, mango, sumac family). The leaves are used medicinally. This commonly used species is introduced:
(1).Mangifera indica L.
Botanical description: Mangifera indica is an evergreen tree, it grows up to 10~20 meters high. The bark is grayish brown, branchlets are brown and glabrous. Single leaf, clustered branches; Petiole is 2~6 cm long; The shape and size of leaves vary greatly, and they are thin leathery, usually oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 12~30 cm long, and 3.5~6.5 cm wide. The apex is tapered, long tapered, or sharp, the base is wedge-shaped or nearly round, the edges are wavy and glabrous, and the leaves are slightly shiny. 20~25 pairs of lateral veins, obliquely ascending, protruding on both surfaces, and inconspicuous reticular veins.
The panicle is 20~25 cm long, densely flowered, and pilose; Flowers are small, miscellaneous, yellow or pale yellow; Sepals 5, ovate-lanceolate, 2.5~3 mm long and 1.5 mm wide, pilose; Petals 5, about 2 times as long as calyx; Flower disc is succulent, 5-lobed; 5 stamens, only one stamen develops, about 2.5 mm long, and the anther is oval; Filaments are extremely short; Ovary is obliquely ovate, about 1.5 mm in diameter, glabrous, style is nearly terminal, about 2.5 mm long.
The drupe is oval or kidney-shaped, slightly flat, 5~10 cm long and 3~4.5 cm wide, yellow at maturity, pulpose mesocarp, thick, bright yellow, sweet, drupe is hard. Its flowering period is from March to April and fruiting from July to August.
Ecological environment: Mangifera indica grows in hillsides, valleys, or wilderness forests at altitudes of 200~1,350 meters. This species is widely distributed in the world, with more than 70 countries in the world producing mango and 90% concentrating in Asia such as South Asia and Southeast Asia. In Eastern and Western Africa such as Tanzania, and Zaire, it is also cultivated in Florida and Hawaii of USA (the United States of America), Brazil, and Mexico. In China, the species is cultivated in southeast provinces.
Growth characteristics: Mangifera indica prefers a tropical climate and has strict requirements on temperature, humidity, and light. It is warm in winter, moderately hot and dry in spring, sufficient light in summer, and even rain in autumn. The choice of soil is not strict, but the soil layer is deep, good drainage soil or sandy loam is advisable.
Mango leaves are sour, sweet, cool, and neutral in nature, and have the functions of relieving asthma, relieving cough, eliminating phlegm, immunity, anti-inflammation, relieving pain, protecting liver and gallbladder, resisting lipid peroxidation, anti-virus, anti-tumor, and anti-bacteria actions. Mango leaves mainly contain ascorbic acid, mangiferin, shikonin, quercetin, kaempferol, and other components. There are few reports on the antitussive and expectorant effects of mango leaf extract, the antitussive and expectorant effects of mango leaf extract are studied.
Medicinal efficacy: The tender leaves of the mango tree are considered useful in diabetes. An infusion is prepared from fresh leaves by soaking them overnight in water and squeezing them well in water before filtering them in the morning. This infused water should be taken every morning to control early diabetes. As an alternative to infusion. Leaves can be dried in the shade, powdered, and preserved. Half a teaspoonful of this powder should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening. TCM works record the herb mango leaf to eliminate stagnation and stasis, dispelling wind and relieving cough.
Administration of Mango leaf (Mangifera indica):
Administration Guide of Mango leaf (Mangifera indica)
For wind cough and food stagnation, dry leaves 0.5 qian to 1 Liang (about 1.5 grams to 30 grams), take as water decoction. For skin itchy and scratchy, dry leaves proper amount, water decoction and wash the affected area.
Contraindications, Precautions and Adverse Reactions: Individuals with skin diseases and tumor diseases are not suitable for taking, and individuals with an allergic constitution should also take it with caution. Mango leaves should not be taken with spicy food, seafood, wine, and pineapple.
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