One Although the scientific information that can

     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 leaves


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 also 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 might be because of
the fact that Mangifera leaves works best when in
direct exposure to sunlight.