Latin Name

Mangifera indica

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Bark, Leaves, Inflorescence, Fruit
(त्वक्, पत्र, पुष्प, फल)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Vata and Pitta

Properties and Uses

Unripe fruit acts as an appetizer and restores taste. Ripe fruit has laxative action. It has coagulative properties hence used in haemoptysis and haematemesis. Leaves have anti-emetic action. Inflorescence, bark and seed marrow has astringent nature hence used for treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery. Ripe fruit has nourishing properties hence used in general debility and fatigue; it also acts as an aphrodisiac. Cold beverage made from raw fruit is effective in heat strock.

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