Amra or Mango and Ayurveda
Amra is a large tree that grows through out India. The herb alleviates many diseases and fruit of Amra is regarded as the King of fruits, hence the name given. The herb is commonly known as Mango tree and have many therapeutic uses. The best doctor, Dr.Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Amra for the treatment diseases caused by the vitiation of Pitta Kapha doshas as the herb is Pitta Kapha alleviating in it’s action. Amra is used to treat numerous diseases including Diabetes , Fever, Vomiting etc. Nowadays it is also used as an antibacterial , antipyretic and diuretic agent as it contains Phytoconstituents like mangiferin, gallic acid, mangiferone etc.
General aspects and geography
Botanical name : Mangifera indica
Family : Anacardiaceae
Habitat: Through out India
- Whole plant
Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks
Charaka Samhita – Chardinigrahana varga (Antiemetic )
Susruta Samhita – not mentioned
Medicinal property according to Ayurveda
- Vrishya (Aphrodisiac)
- Jwarahara (Antipyretic )
- Chardighna (Antiemetic )
- Vomiting (Chardi )- Decoction prepared from tender leaves of Amra is taken internally to alleviate Vomiting.
- Fever (Jwara)- Juice of Mango leaves is taken with honey to alleviate Fever.
Powder (Churna) – 3 g
Juice (Swarasa)- 5-15 ml
Decoction (Kwatha ) – 40 ml
Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor
Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor.
- Pushyanuga curna
- Amrasthyadi leha
- Amradi kwatha
A large tree. Leaves are lanceolate . Flowers have disagreeable odour . Fruits are drupe . Inflorescence is panicle .
Vernacular names of Amra
English – Mango tree
Malayalam – Maavu
Sanskrit – Amra