Compared to other more popular fruits, it can be said that mangaba is little known among most Brazilians. It is more common in coastal regions. However, it is at serious risk of disappearing due to man, who has been deforesting the trees to make room for the plantations of other cultures, such as sugarcane. The fruit, originally from the mangabeira, is quite resistant to the climate and looks a lot like the pear, both in shape and the flesh of the pulp. All parts of the fruit can be used, especially the leaves and peel, which are used as ingredients in teas that are very effective in combating a series of diseases based on the knowledge disseminated in popular medicine.

Mangaba benefits

Mangaba is a fruit in vitamins of complexes A, B, and C. Other substances that appear in its composition are iron, calcium, and other mineral salts. Fruit can be used in favor of some health problems. The most common are: regulating blood pressure, treating flu, kidney problems, menstrual cramps, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

The infusion, made with mangaba husks, can cure liver and spleen problems and jaundice and cramp problems. Depending on how it is used, it can help with diets aimed at weight loss. It has anti-hypertensive, anti-ulcer, digestive, and laxative action.

mangaba tea

Mangaba tea can be prepared using the peel of the fruit. For this, you will need two tablespoons of this ingredient and half a liter of filtered water. Bring the water to boil in a container with a lid. Bring to a boil and, when it starts bubbling, add the skins. Leave on fire for ten minutes, then turn off. Cover and let the mixture rest for another ten minutes.

After this time, with the help of a sieve, pass everything through it. This will help retain the husks used in the preparation and make the tea ready to drink. It is recommended to consume two to three cups of mangaba tea a day. A tip is that the drink is consumed cold.