One its success is scarce, the leaves

One of the most valuable components
of indigenous medical systems for over 40 centuries
has been Mangifera indica leaves, the largest fruit-bearing tree ever
discovered in India. Mangifera leaves usage as a medical agent dates back to 327
BCE. Existence of prime groups of phytochemical constituents such as anthraquinones,  saponins,
terpenoids, etc.and therapeutically active components such as mangiferin, friedelin,
stigmasterol, lupeol, etc. was also claimed to be found in Mangifera indica


Although the scientific information
that can support its success is scarce, the leaves have been traditionally used
as an antibacterial and immunomodulatory
agent. Nigerian Folk herbalism also uses Mangifera
indica leaves as an anti-bacterial agent. To find out whether or not there is a scientific basis for this usage, blood glucose level effectivity was evaluated in
normoglycaemic, glucose-induced hyperglycaemic and streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetic rodents,  such as a
Rattus (rat). The orally given aqueous
extract, however, did not modify the blood glucose levels in either
normoglycaemic or STZ-induced (streptozotocin) diabetic rodents, specifically
Rattus (rat).

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Aqueous extracts of Mangifera indica leaves showed remarkable influence on reproductive functions,
wound regeneration and antidiabetic tasks. Alcoholic extracts of Mangifera
indica leaves have been found containing TNF- (Tumor necrosis factor), ILIB
expression and B-lactamase producing enteric
bacterial development.


     Mangifera indica leaves are equipped with
a broad outer cuticle to avoid the loss of nutrients
and to prevent wetting when it’s
raining. Furthermore, Mangifera indica
leaves are found alternating on the plant stalk to exploit the light energy acquired from the sun. This is because of the
fact that Mangifera indica develops best when exposed to sunlight.