Mango (Mangifera indica Linn) A medicinal and holy plant
M S Khandare
Mango (Mangifera indica Linn) commonly called as A Am or Amba. This plant naturally grows in India it is also recorded in South East Asia and in Indo- Malayan region. It is used in the worship by Hindu. The fruit, root, bark and leaves used by tribal and all Indian to cure various diseases and disorders, it is also used as holy plant it is also used as fuel and for furniture making. Mango plant kills the entire pathogenic microorganism. It is specially use in control of diarrhoea, syphilis, ulcer, diabetes, kidney stone, sunstroke, tuberculosis, intestinal disorder, blood purification, nasal bleeding, ameobiosis, in piles and in heart diseases. Mango contain chemical like Gallic acid, Mangeferin, ellagic acid, soluble sugar, protein and oil. Tribal peoples throughout India fully depend on the plant for furnish their all basic and other needs which are essential for their life. In remote area villagers depend upon the folk medicine and house hold remedies. Mango is one of wild plants growing naturally on west land which is very important to cure several diseases of rural peoples and domesticated animals. The observations were confirmed with that of the standard literature.