Diabetes is a condition that affects many people around the world. This happens when your body is not able to use properly the insulin present in the body or your pancreas stop producing insulin. Due to insulin deficiency, the glucose levels in the blood rises, which leads to symptoms such as extreme thirst, increased urination and unexplained weight loss.
A recent research found that the extract from mango leaves proved to be a promising and all-natural treatment for diabetes. This is mostly due to its blood sugar-lowering or hypoglycemic properties.
The researchers tested their hypothesis on animal test subjects that were diagnosed with diabetes. The test subjects that were asked to consume the mango extract, absorbed less glucose through their gastrointestinal tract, which would cause their blood sugar levels to lower.
How Mango Leaves Work?
The most useful parts of mango leaves are the tender, purplish or reddish part. Also, the old mango leaves, which are dark and green in colour, with with pale underside can also be dried and used.
These leaves are rich in vitamin A, B and C, while also rich in various nutrients. It also contains powerful antioxidant properties, due to its high content of flavonoids and phenols.
Mango leaves are effective in the treatment of diabetes. Its tender leaves which contain tannins or known as anthocyanidins, help in the early treatment of diabetes. The leaves also contain a compound known as 3beta-taraxenol and ethyl acetate extract, which synergise with insulin to stimulate the synthesis of glycogen and activate GLUT4.
Also, it helps in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic angiopathy. Mango tea leaves are very effective for this purpose.
How to Use Mango Leaves for Diabetes Treatment?
1. Boil 5-10 mango leaves using a small pot of water.
2. After boiling, let the leaves sit in the water overnight. This is to maximize the amount of mango extract left in the water.
3. Strain the leaves.
4. Drink the solution first thing in the morning.
Drinking the solution on an an empty stomach will ensure that you will absorb as much of the mango leave’s diabetes-fighting nutrients.
1. You can also dry the leaves in a dark place and ground them.
2. Then use 1/2 teaspoon of this powdered mango leaves twice a day.
Mango leaves are beneficial to your overall health. They can help in the treatment of various health conditions such as: diarrhea, fever, varicose veins, insomnia, asthma, bronchitis and colds. Also these leaves can help lower your blood pressure and strengthen your blood vessels.