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Monday, 3 November 2014

Mango Leaves for Diabetes Cure

I remember as a growing child that my mother used to prepare mango leaves, guava leaves and lemon grass. Sometimes she made the preparation with a combination of paw-paw leaves, and even the one we call Akwukwo akom, that is literally translated – malaria (herbal) leaves. This is the Neem tree leaves or Azadirachta indica. Sometimes you would refer to it as Dongo yaro that is if you are familiar with what the northerners call it in Nigeria.

These combinations were usually cooked and prepared as an infusion for all manner of fevers (malaria, yellow, dengue, etc.) and other ailments. Also, sometimes this concoction which many a times included mango leaves, would be delivered in the form of steam bath, for the purpose of inhalation and bodily assimilation, where the patient will be covered with a blanket while he inhales straight from the bucket of this steaming portion as it were. Or better still, you would take your bath with it. I am told that this form of practice is born out of what is called native intelligence. That is to say it has a lot to do with the human instinct and intuitive thinking, which invariably has never gone wrong with the (native) people.

And now, I have decided to extract just one ingredient from that lot – Mango Leaves to deal with.  Thus it will surprise you to discover that mango leaves of the popular and common mango tree have built into them a super load of curative powers and ingredients including extracts that have been found to influence the pancreas positively, and also having the ability to bring on a preventive power in retinal degeneration which is also one of the damages diabetes can wreak on the system of the sufferer.