Mango seed has many benefits. Many native black Africans have used it over the years for the treatment of many complications. This is a typical African use of local mango seeds.
Mango seeds are usually removed from their outer layer and mash into powder. It is mostly dried before turning into powder. Some people also extract oil from the mango seed using different local methods. The powder is either used raw or mixed with mustard oil for other purposes.
These are numerous uses of the seed of the king of fruits:
1. Dandruff: Mango seed helps you to get rid of dandruff. Grind mango seed into powder and mix it with mustard oil. Take mango seed butter and apply it to your hair for lustre and strength. The application of this mixture can control alopecia, hair loss, early greying, and dandruff.
2. Healthy smile: Tooth powder can be prepared from the mango seed. Pour a small amount on the palm of your hand, moisten your toothbrush, dip in and brush your teeth. The powder will help to keep your teeth healthy.
3. Diarrhea: Take powdered mango seed thrice a day to cure diarrhoea or dysentery. Consume this in doses of one to two grams with honey.
4. Obesity: Mango seed extract can help Chubby people to lose their excess weight. It helps lower cholesterol levels and improves blood circulation.
5. Cholesterol: This seed boosts blood circulation and thus reduces bad cholesterol levels. This indirectly helps to lower blood sugar and reactive protein levels.
6. Cardiovascular disease: Moderate consumption of mango seed is beneficial for minimizing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and hypertension. A low amount of mango seeds in our daily diet can keep at reduce heart problems and high blood pressure.
7. Healthy hair: Mango seed oil is a good source of essential fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins. You can even extract the oil by yourself at home.
8. Moisturizer: Mango seed butter is a real blessing for dry skin. It’s the best cream for dry skin, especially for sensitive areas like eyes, cheeks, and others. It contains a very soothing ingredient and acts as a barrier to prevent skin from drying.
9. Dry lips: You can use mango seed butter as a natural lip balm to hydrate and soften dry lips. Apply it on dehydrated lips as a balm before going to sleep. This will rejuvenate skin cells, moisturize and help you get rid of any dead skin cells.
10. Acne: You can prepare an acne-fighting scrub with mango seed. Mix mango seed powder with tomatoes. Apply this evenly on your face. This scrub is useful to exfoliate the skin, cure blackheads, breakouts, acne, and blemishes, unclog pores and reduce redness. This scrub is gentle enough for daily use.
Note that the application of mango seed extracts varies from user to user likewise its effectiveness.
Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. Seek the help of a licensed herbalist before applying any of these methods.
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