• Some of us are accustomed to throwing mango seeds away once we have enjoyed the goodness of this tropical juicy fruit. Mangoes are rich in being a source of vitamins C, A, and E.

    Enjoyed either alone or as a fruit salad during breakfast, utilised as a snack throughout the day, and employed as dessert in the evening, this versatile fruit harbours a seed that has also been proven to hold numerous health benefits.

    Before you throw away your mango seed the next time you indulge in it, you might want to check the following benefits found in mango seeds as shared by Organic Facts.

    Skin care

    With its density of antioxidants and volatile compounds, mango seed is able to help improve the appearance of the skin, reducing signs of inflammation, such as acne, particularly when the powdered form is topically applied to the affected area. It can also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.

    Hair care & dandruff

    By making a hair mask with powdered mango seed and water, you can strengthen your hair follicles, particularly when you rub the paste into your scalp. This can also eliminate inflammatory conditions, such as dandruff.

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    As per a study published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolic Insights in 2014regular supplementation with mango seed extract results in more blood sugar control, which is good for people with diabetes or those at risk for developing this condition.


    From your digestive system and chronic disease to hemorrhoids and symptoms of gout, the anti-inflammatory properties of mango seed are well known, both traditionally and in modern times, and can provide a wide range of benefits.

    Cardiovascular issues

    Research has proven that extracts from mango seeds are able to lower overall cholesterol levels, while also stimulating the metabolism and promoting weight loss, all of which can improve overall cardiovascular health.

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    This article was originally written and published by Bongiwe Mati for Bona.

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