Mangaba helps regulate blood pressure

Mangaba is a small, round and reddish-yellow fruit that has beneficial health properties such as anti-inflammatory and pressure-reducing effects, helping to treat diseases such as hypertension, anxiety and stress. Its pulp is white and creamy, and its peels and leaves are widely used to make teas.

The health benefits of mangaba are:

  1. Regulate blood pressure, as it relaxes blood vessels and reduces pressure;
  2. It helps to relax and fight stress, because it relaxes blood vessels and improves circulation;
  3. Act as an antioxidant, as it is rich in vitamin A and C;
  4. Prevent anemia, as it contains good amounts of iron and B vitamins;
  5. Help regulate bowel function as it has laxative properties.

In addition, mango leaf tea is widely used to regulate high blood pressure and relieve the pain of menstrual cramps.

Nutritional information of Mangaba

The following table provides the nutritional information for 100 g of mangaba.

Quantity: 100 g of mangaba
Energy:47.5 kcalCalcium:41 mg
Protein:0.7 gPhosphor:18 mg
Carbohydrate:10.5 gIron:2.8 mg
Fat:0.3 gVitamin C139.64 mg
Niacin:0.5 mgVitamin B30.5 mg

Mangaba can be eaten fresh or in the form of juices, teas, vitamins and ice cream, it is important to note that its benefits are only found when the fruit is ripe.

How to Make Mangaba Tea

The mangaba tea can be made from the leaves of the plant or the bark of the stem, and must be prepared as follows:

  • Mango tea: put 2 tablespoons of mango leaves in half a liter of boiling water. Boil for about 10 minutes, turn off the heat and let stand for another 10 minutes. You should drink 2 to 3 cups of tea a day.

It is important to remember that the use of mangaba tea in addition to the use of medicines to treat high blood pressure can cause pressure drops, and it does not replace traditional medicines, especially if the tea is used without medical advice.

To help treat hypertension, see another home remedy for high blood pressure.