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Individuals that are going through an emotional roller coaster with no partner or group to address issues or unravel their thoughts is normal. Commented by Serene Self, it’s common to see couples not using marriage counseling, to have one partner talk to themselves more often than not to iron-out issues. Like anything, without viable feedback, one can make things worse, depending on what direction that person seems to lean in figuring out issues.

Amazing Benefits of Mangos

10 Unknown Uses for Mangoes

We know mango fruit as a delicious fruit with its yummy taste. Mango is considered as the king of fruits. It is rich in minerals like calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus and vitamins like A, B, C. Ayurveda says there are medicinal values in mango fruit as well as in leaves, branches, flowers etc. These parts of mango tree can be used as home remedy for various diseases.

Unknown Benefits of Mangoes

  1. Grind the wood of a mango tree; for one part of that grinded wood, add four parts of water. Boil it for 10 to 15 minutes. This is called mango decoction. Take this daily twice to get redemption from menstrual cramps and heavy menstruation.
  2. Mix lemon juice to the gum of mango; make it as a paste and use it to treat skin diseases like scabies
  3. Consume a pickle or a dal made with fresh tender mango leaves to strengthen the functioning of liver
  4. Mango decoction is useful for Asthma and cough. It works as antiseptic and heals wounds.
  5. Grind the inner part of the mango seed; mix it with equal quantity of jaggery. Give 2g of it to children daily twice to treat Amoebiasis.
  6. Dry mango flowers and grind as powder. Use the powder 1g daily twice with honey to reduce diabetes.
  7. Amchur (dried mango pieces) can be useful to cure Scurvy
  8. Next time when you eat too much fish don’t worry of indigestion. Eat a piece of raw mango to help it digest.
  9. Mix 25 g of honey in 300 ml mango juice. Take it daily to cure the enlargement of gall bladder.
  10. Research reveals that mangiferin in mango helps to prevent cancerous growth even in advanced stage

Health Benefits of Mangos

Amazing Health Benefits of Mangos

So plant a mango tree in your garden for getting these benefits. The arrangement of mango leaves not only gives shade but also reflects heat. One interesting fact is mango tree absorbs sound waves. As a result it can control sound pollution.

Taking too many mangoes might result in lack of appetite, constipation etc. So don’t eat too many mangoes. In case you digest too many, here is a home remedy. Mix dry ginger with sugar and eat it. It will set everything right.

Mangoes are rich in nutrients and also delicious.

Who can never be attracted but be delightful to the amiable shapes and sweet aroma of various mangoes that the Philippines are blessed with? Mango belongs to the Mangifera genus of the tall evergreen trees. Mango is really so delicious and aromatic tropical fruit available in different shapes, colors, sizes and weight. This might be oval, round, elongated or kidney-shaped, green, green-yello9w or even orange to red. It is accessible during the hot season.

Do you know that Mango is contemplated as the queen of Philippine fruits? The Philippines has different varieties of mangoes such as kalabaw, piko, indiyan, paho, supsupin.
Filipinos are so proud of the Philippine mangoes of kalabaw variety because these are labeled internationally as Philippine Super Mangoes and are considered as one of the delicious fruits in the world.

Data of the National Mango Research and Development Center shows, the Philippines ranks seventh among the major mango producing countries and ranks sixth largest fresh mango exporter in the world, and its main export variety is the kalabaw mango.
Truly, no one can ever refuse the tasty smell of mango to enjoy the bounty that this tropical fruit brings! This certainly rewards a lot of health benefits for those who actually enjoy eating it.

According to several nutritionists and health experts, the amazing health benefits of mangos are very nutritious and excellent sources of beta (vitamin A) carotene compared to the other fruits. Vitamin A is fundamental for proper development of cells of the skin, mucous membrane and even protects eyes for night vision or prevents from night blindness.

Both ripe and unripe mangoes are very good sources of vitamin C. Both Vitamins A and C are anti-oxidant and help prevent free radical injury and, therefore, minimize the risk of certain cancer.

Medium ripe manggang (mango) kalabaw gives more vitamin A (beta-carotene) than medium ripe piko but both have almost the same amounts of vitamin C. Unripe mangoes contains more vitamin C than ripe mango, but ripe mango has full of pro-vitamin (beta-carotene) but smaller amount of vitamin C. Unripe paho or pahutan has more vitamin C while unripe manggang (mango) kalabaw and piko.

Health experts also discovered that decoction from the roots of mango is also beneficial to be used against some kidney diseases. Using decoction from the mango roots is also good to relieve some kidney illnesses.

They also found out that mango resin can cure various wounds in the mouth like chop lips. The fresh leaves of mango can be boiled and its decoction when drink is an excellent defense to diarrhea and diabetes. Using some ashes out of the mango burned leaves can also heal skin burns. Leaves and bark of the mango tree are also useful to cure toothache, weak gums and sore throat.

The decoction of mango bark is likewise good against diphtheria. Herbalists also discovered drinking the decoction of the mango dried flowers can also cure diarrhea and urinary bladder diseases.

Moreover, raw mango is good when used as astringent and can cure scurvy. Eating a raw mango is recommendable when suffering from indigestion and constipation. The powdered mango leaves is believed that can ease the diabetes. Drinking the decoction of mango leaves is effective against burns, scald, asthma, bloody gums and ringworm. To drink the decoction of mango leaves with small amount of honey is an efficient medication against laryngitis and other bronchial diseases.

Using resin out of the mango bark is also good anti-nasal catarrh and lung hemorrhages. Mangga (mango) bark is good for hot compress to relieve the pain and reduce swelling as recommended by some health experts. Just simply boil a piece of mango bark in a hot with (3) glasses of water for (10) minutes. Use the decoction for hot compress.

It is always recommended that patients who are suffering from cough should drink plenty of water and fruit juices. Finely chop several fresh leaves. Get (6) tbsp. of the chopped leaves and boiled in an earthenware pot containing (2) glasses of water for (15) minutes. Cool and strain and drink the decoction. If dried leaves are used, boil only (4) tbsp. of finely chopped dried leaves.

Mango leaves are good medicinal plant used for vaginal wash especially for women who have just delivered a baby or who have vaginal infections.

Meanwhile, Mango Industry in the Philippines is being anticipated to continuously grow. The Department of Agriculture (DA) in the country said, the volume of exporting Philippine mangoes would furthermore increase after the United States Government allowed Guam and Hawaii to purchase that tropical fruit being harvested from different parts of the Philippines, but, excluding Palawan area.

The demand for Philippine mangoes is also expanding in US as a result of such rule. Reports said, about 250 metric tons of mangoes had been sold by the Philippine Government to US Government in year 2007 from 56.3 metric tons in year 2006. The Philippines ranks sixth among the largest countries which sells fresh mangoes in US.

Agriculture sector in the Philippines, yearly, gains its P14.9 Billion revenues from the Mango Industry. DA declared mango ranks third among the fundamental fruit products of the Philippines next to banana and pineapple.

Here are some recommendable refreshing drinks or beverages prepared by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines.

Mango Fruit Juice Medley Recipe


  • 1 (pc) ripe mango
  • 1 (pc) lakatan banana
  • 1 slice papaya
  • kalamansi juice
  • sugar to taste


  1. Blend all the fruits into the blender until they are smooth.
  2. Add 2/3 cup of water for every 1/3 cup of fruit pulp.
  3. Stir in Kalamansi juice and sugar. Chill.

Enjoy serving (4) cups of the finished product.

Green Mango Punch Drink Recipe


  • 1 (pc) green mango (kalabaw variety)
  • 2 (cups) water
  • 1 (tsp) kalamansi juice
  • 1 (cup) sugar
  • 1 (cup) carbonated beverage


  1. Remove all skins and seeds of the green mango. Put pulp in blender with (2) cups of water. Cover it.
  2. Turn on the blender and run for (1) to (2) minutes or until mixture is thoroughly blended.
  3. Pour blended ingredients into a pitcher.
  4. Stir in kalamansi juice, sugar and carbonated beverage.

Serves the (4) cups of the finished product while cold.

Sunscreen Facts

Sunscreen Fact: What Sunscreens CAN and Can’t Do

The most obvious result of a day in the sun can be seen almost overnight – your skin will be a shade or two darker. But a layer of tan isn’t the only damage caused by the sun’s harsh rays. The longer your skin is exposed to the sun, the more the collagen and elastin in the deeper layers are broken down, giving less support to the underlying muscles and the skin’s surface. The skin tries to protect itself from the damage, in turn thickening as a means of regeneration. This response mechanism can start happening within 12 weeks of persistent exposure. That’s why it makes sense to start using skin protection early on in life and no matter what season of the year it is. Some studies suggest that maximum skin damage occurs in the 18 to 20 years of age.

Sunscreen Facts vs Myths

Sunscreen Facts vs Myths

Now you already know the importance of sunscreens in any skin protection regimen. But are you really clear on what sunscreens can and can’t do? Maybe not. Here is been separate sunscreen fact from fiction.

Myth 1: Sunscreen is all you need to stay safe.

Reality:  “Sunscreen is only one part of the sun- protection picture” just slathering it on and doing nothing else isn’t going to cut it because, even with sunscreen, there’s still up to a 50 percent risk that you’ll burn. You also need to seek shade between 10 AM and 4 PM when sunlight is strongest; cover up with clothing, a broad-brimmed hat or other forms of headgear and UV-blocking sunglasses; do regular skin self- exams; and get a professional skin evaluation annually.


Myth 2: SPF measures levels of protection against both UVB and UVA rays.

Reality: The SPF (sun protection factor) measures only the level of protection against UVB rays. But several of the 16 active ingredients approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in sunscreens also block or absorb UVA rays. Ingredients include: avobenzone, octocrylene, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide, as well as the recently approved MexorylSX. Make sure one of these is in your sunscreen, or look for products labelled “broad spectrum,” which means they protect against UVB and UVA rays.

Sunscreen Myths

Myth 3: Some sunscreens can protect all day.

Reality: “Regardless of the SPF or what the label says, sunscreens must be reapplied every two hours,”  “The active ingredients in most products begin to break down when exposed to the sun.” Only physical blockers like zinc oxide stay potent after two hours, but not all sunscreens are made with these ingredients.