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Mango Benefits (According to Ayurveda)

How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Recipes with Mango: Mango Lassi
Recipes with Mango: Mango Lassi
Mango's happy flamboyance will brighten your day with its healthy, festive atmosphere. Its sweetness invites happiness and a smile while nourishing qualities authentically replenish your body after summer heat leaves you feeling depleted. When its time to celebrate, mango is a treat that will delight you and your friends.

Big juicy mangoes are an opulent sweet treat of the tropics. Its nectar is an ambrosia that will fill your heart with affection. Next time your relationship feels dry, share a succulent, juicy mango with your honey. It is sure to restore generous love in your relationship, and fill you both with joy & enthusiasm.

Tropical Energy Boost

Mango's lush exuberance comes from its orange color, a sign of beta-carotene. Beta carotene is a tonic for your skin and eyes. It also stimulates your liver & metabolism, giving your energy levels a boost. Sweetness, sourness and beta carotene together make mango a good liver tonic.

From the Poison Ivy Family

Mango is in the same family as cashews, pistachios and poison ivy. The skin of mango provokes allergies in some individuals. While a soft, well-ripened mango is cooling, an unripe, hard to eat mango exhibits the pitta provoking qualities of the poison ivy family - it is hot in nature and can even make your lips go numb.

Cleansing Laxative

The stringy texture of the mango is a sign of insoluble fiber. High fiber, combined with sour & sweet taste makes mango a great laxative. The smooth, fleshy feel of mango (a sign of demulcent quality) soothes inflamed tissues and prevents dry type constipation. Mangoes diuretic qualities can be used to cleanse the kidney while beta carotene's stimulating qualities purify the blood and liver. In pitta individuals with an exhausted liver, mango might overstimulate the liver and make you feel overstimulated. They are high in iron, helpful for anemia.

Food Combining

There is some disagreement whether mangoes can be combined with milk or yogurt as in the popular drink "mango lassi". Although dairy coupled with fruit is technically incompatible, our opinion is that all rules are meant to be broken once in a while. If you find yourself bloated or uncomfortable after a mango lassi, this may be a combination for you to avoid. Simply pay attention to how it makes you feel. Each food combining guideline will create different reactions in different bodies. Your body will tell you which rules can be relaxed, and which you rules demand more discipline.
Recipes with Mango: Pineapple Mango Orange Smoothie
Recipes with Mango: Pineapple Mango Orange Smoothie

Buying & Preparation

When selecting a mango at the fruit stand, smell the stem of the mango for sweetness. Mangoes are ripe when they are slightly tender and soft to the touch. Unripe mangoes ripen at room temperature. The best mangoes are those that are less stringy. Keep a toothpick handy anyway! Most people find mangoes are easiest to eat when cut hedgehog style as in the photo.

Cooking Mango

To eat, cut a mango on either side of the pit. On each half, run a butter knife through the flesh down to the skin to cut the mango in squares (as shown above). Mango flesh can be pureed in drinks. You can pair mango with mint, cayenne, lime or other flavors.

Mangoes sometimes appear in salads and salsa. Unripe mangoes may be used for chutneys. Mangoes are sometimes dried into fruit bars. Mango powder is used as a condiment on food.

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Is Mango Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.
SERVING SIZE: 1/2 c
SPECIES: Mangifera indica

PREPARATION: JUICE, PUREE, RAW, SMOOTHIE
EAT IN: SPRING

Biocharacteristics of Mango

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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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GOOEY

ABOUT GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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SOUR

ABOUT SOUR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating Pitta aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Tissue (dhatu):
Red Blood

RED-BLOOD

Red blood (Rakta Dhatu) includes red blood cells and blood vessels.

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Family: Anacardiaceae
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Mango
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Sialogogue

SIALOGOGUE

A sialogogue increases saliva. Sour foods are often great sialogogues, and increase output of all exocrine glands. Salty taste is very moistening as well. Bitter, pungent and sweettastes also increase salivary output but to a lesser degree. Astringents.

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General Laxative

GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives.

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High Fiber Laxative

HIGH-FIBER-LAXATIVE

A class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The large size of the stool stimulates peristalsis so the stool can pass more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydr

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Stool Softener

STOOL-SOFTENER

Softens hard and difficult to eliminate stool. Stool softeners are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Examples include warm milk with ghee.

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Antidepressant

ANTIDEPRESSANT

Herbs that lift feelings of depression, benefit the mind and improve mental function.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

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Antioxidant

ANTIOXIDANT

An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals that lead to a chain reaction causing damage or death to cells. Antioxidants terminate these oxidation reactions.

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Opthalmic

OPTHALMIC

Benefits the eyes, vision tonic.

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Rebuilds Fluids

REBUILDS-FLUIDS

Herbs or substances that create moisture in the body and increase fluids.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

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Antiandrogen

STRONG ANTIANDROGEN

Reduces androgen (testosterone), which can reduce excess growth, drive, and libido. Reduces skin oiliness. Helpful for prostate enlargement.

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Aphrodisiac

APHRODISIAC

Herbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Mango

Grape

Grape has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Sialogogue, Antioxidant, General-laxative, Opthalmic, Stool-softener, Aphrodisiac, High-fiber-laxative, Rebuilds-fluids, Diuretic

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Tomato

Tomato has these Actions in Common

Antioxidant, High-fiber-laxative, Aphrodisiac, Sialogogue, Antidepressant, General-laxative, Stool-softener

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Dates (dried)

Dates (dried) has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nutritive, General-laxative, Opthalmic, Aphrodisiac, High-fiber-laxative

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Honey Dew

Honey Dew has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Stool-softener, Diuretic, Opthalmic, High-fiber-laxative, Rebuilds-fluids

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Carrot

Carrot has these Actions in Common

Antioxidant, High-fiber-laxative, Diuretic, Nutritive, General-laxative, Opthalmic

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Peaches

Peaches has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, General-laxative, Sialogogue, High-fiber-laxative, Stool-softener

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Prunes (dried)

Prunes (dried) has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nutritive, General-laxative, Antioxidant, High-fiber-laxative

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Persimmons

Persimmons has these Actions in Common

Rebuilds-fluids, High-fiber-laxative, Stool-softener, Nutritive, General-laxative

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Cherry

Cherry has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Antidepressant, Nutritive, Antioxidant, Rebuilds-fluids

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Salt (Mineral Salt)

Salt (Mineral Salt) has these Actions in Common

Rebuilds-fluids, Stool-softener, Sialogogue, General-laxative, Soothes-throat

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Mango

Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Aphrodisiac, General-laxative, Nutritive, Opthalmic, Rebuilds-fluids, Sialogogue, Stool-softener, Antioxidant

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Triphala

Triphala has these Actions in Common

Stool-softener, Diuretic, General-laxative, Opthalmic, Sialogogue

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Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto has these Actions in Common

Antiandrogen, Aphrodisiac, Diuretic, Nutritive, Soothes-throat

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Haritaki

Haritaki has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, General-laxative, Opthalmic, Sialogogue, Stool-softener

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Antioxidant, Aphrodisiac, Diuretic, Nutritive

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Safed Musali

Safed Musali has these Actions in Common

Stool-softener, Aphrodisiac, Nutritive, Rebuilds-fluids

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Red Clover

Red Clover has these Actions in Common

Antiandrogen, Diuretic, Nutritive, Rebuilds-fluids

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Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common

Stool-softener, General-laxative, Nutritive, Rebuilds-fluids

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Shatavari

Shatavari has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Soothes-throat, Stool-softener, Aphrodisiac

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Vidari

Vidari has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nutritive, Soothes-throat, Aphrodisiac

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Licorice Ghee (9oz)

Licorice Ghee (9oz) has these Actions in Common

Antiandrogen, Nutritive, Rebuilds-fluids, Soothes-throat

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Impact of Mango

In each clinical research trial below, students from the Joyful Belly School of Ayurveda ate the selected food for 3 days and reported the pharmacological effects. See other clinical research trials for diet & herbs at Joyful Belly.

TEMPERATURE/CIRCULATION

How did Mango affect your temperature?

1
3
25
10
2
Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your ear temperature?

5
35
1
HotterNo ChangeCooler
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your sweat quantity?

0
1
34
6
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the color of your skin?

0
1
4
0
36
Yellower/GreenerPalerRedderGrayerNo Change
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the color of your tongue body?

1
13
0
27
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the swelling of your tongue body?

2
4
35
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your appetite/hunger?

2
14
20
5
0
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your digestion speed?

2
12
18
8
1
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

TOXINS

How did Mango affect the amount of gas & bloating?

0
4
34
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your stool smell?

0
0
37
3
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

0
5
25
11
0
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the color of your tongue coating?

8
0
0
6
27
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your throat soreness?

1
35
5
More soreNo ChangeLess sore
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your urine smell?

0
0
39
2
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

0
2
34
5
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your sweat smell?

0
2
37
2
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your acne?

2
37
2
More acneNo ChangeLess acne
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your freckles/moles?

0
41
0
DarkerNo ChangeLighter
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the color of your sclera (white part of eye)?

1
0
0
0
0
Redder/BloodshotYellowerGrayerBrownerWhiter
40
No Change
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the color of the lower eye lid?

0
0
41
0
More green/dark greenMore purpleNo ChangeLess green/purple
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

HYDRATION

How did Mango affect your urine frequency/quantity?

1
0
33
7
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the dryness of your skin?

0
6
35
DrierOilierNo Change
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the puffiness of lower eye lid?

1
39
1
PuffierNo ChangeLess Puffy
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the cracks on your tongue?

0
2
29
9
1
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

FLUID-THICKNESS

How did Mango affect your ear pressure?

0
40
1
More pressureNo ChangeLess pressure
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your congestion?

3
38
0
More congestionNo ChangeLess congestion
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the thickness of your mucous congestion?

3
37
1
More thickNo ChangeLess thick
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

NERVOUS-SYSTEM

How did Mango affect your energy levels?

1
2
22
16
0
Much less energySlightly lessSameSlightly more energyMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your muscle tension?

1
9
31
0
0
Much less tensionSlightly lessSameSlightly more tensionMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your anxiety?

1
17
22
1
0
Much less anxietySlightly lessSameSlightly more anxietyMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the stillness of your tongue?

3
38
0
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

DIGESTION

How did Mango affect the amount of gas & bloating?

0
4
34
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your appetite/hunger?

2
14
20
5
0
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect burning sensations in digestive tract (do not include acid reflux)?

0
5
33
3
0
Much reliefSlight reliefSameSlightly more burningMuch more burning
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your digestion speed?

2
12
18
8
1
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

TONGUE

How did Mango affect the stillness of your tongue?

3
38
0
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

0
5
25
11
0
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the cracks on your tongue?

0
2
29
9
1
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the color of your tongue body?

1
13
0
27
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the color of your tongue coating?

8
0
0
6
27
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the swelling of your tongue body?

2
4
35
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

STOOL

How did Mango affect your stool smell?

0
0
37
3
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your stool consistency?

0
26
13
2
0
Much softerSlightly softerSameSlightly harderMuch harder
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your stool frequency/quantity?

0
0
21
20
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your stool color?

5
0
0
6
30
More yellowMore grayMore greenMore orangeSame
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your stool lightness?

0
10
28
3
0
Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly darkerMuch darker
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

URINE

How did Mango affect your urine smell?

0
0
39
2
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your urine lightness?

0
4
34
2
1
Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly DarkerMuch Darker
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your urine frequency/quantity?

1
0
33
7
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

0
2
34
5
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your urine clarity?

1
37
3
More cloudySameMore clear
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

SWEAT

How did Mango affect your sweat smell?

0
2
37
2
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your sweat quantity?

0
1
34
6
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

SKIN

How did Mango affect the dryness of your skin?

0
6
35
DrierOilierNo Change
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the color of your skin?

0
1
4
0
36
Yellower/GreenerPalerRedderGrayerNo Change
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your freckles/moles?

0
41
0
DarkerNo ChangeLighter
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your acne?

2
37
2
More acneNo ChangeLess acne
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

EYE

How did Mango affect your vision?

0
0
20
2
0
Much worseSlightly worseSameSlightly BetterMuch Better
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the color of the lower eye lid?

0
0
41
0
More green/dark greenMore purpleNo ChangeLess green/purple
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the puffiness of lower eye lid?

1
39
1
PuffierNo ChangeLess Puffy
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the color of your sclera (white part of eye)?

1
0
0
0
0
Redder/BloodshotYellowerGrayerBrownerWhiter
40
No Change
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

ENT

How did Mango affect your congestion?

3
38
0
More congestionNo ChangeLess congestion
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your ear pressure?

0
40
1
More pressureNo ChangeLess pressure
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your throat soreness?

1
35
5
More soreNo ChangeLess sore
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect the thickness of your mucous congestion?

3
37
1
More thickNo ChangeLess thick
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your ear temperature?

5
35
1
HotterNo ChangeCooler
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

SYSTEMIC

How did Mango affect your anxiety?

1
17
22
1
0
Much less anxietySlightly lessSameSlightly more anxietyMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your temperature?

1
3
25
10
2
Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your energy levels?

1
2
22
16
0
Much less energySlightly lessSameSlightly more energyMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your muscle tension?

1
9
31
0
0
Much less tensionSlightly lessSameSlightly more tensionMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

HEART

How did Mango affect your heart pain/pressure/cramping?

1
0
40
0
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your heart rate?

0
1
38
2
0
Much slowerSlightly slowerSameSlightly fasterMuch faster
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)

How did Mango affect your heart rhythm?

0
40
1
More palpitationsSameLess palpitations
Total Responses: 41 Study ID:140 (2022-06-05 - 2023-06-27)


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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Mango may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any food for a condition is highly dependent on the individual. Please see your doctor before using this food to treat a medical condition.

CONTRAINDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Mango may be harmful or contraindicated for these symptoms. Please see your doctor before using this food to treat a medical condition.

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John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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Comments & Impressions of 'Mango'

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My teacher and text indicate ripe mango reduces pitta. Unripe mango increase pitta. Perhaps you should update the notes to make it clear. I have never considered mango hot, although I only eat them ripe.
- david, San diego, CA , 05-21-13 (Reply)
Thanks David for this suggestion. Whenever I eat mango, I find ripe mango to be heating and pitta provoking, and unripe mango cooling. Perhaps the effect is specific on an individual basis - what is the doshic effect in your body? ~John
I agree with David. I am studying Ayurveda from India and ripe mango is mentioned as reducing pitta.
- Shirin Sadiq
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I think it depends on just how ripe the mango is as well as the variety. I find that larger varieties that are well-ripened are more cooling or at least neutral. The smaller ones seem to be more heating for myself. Then again, I hardly ever eat mango by itself (always make smoothies with a nut/seed milk)!
- Jess, Allen park, MI , 07-14-13 (Reply)
Enjoy learning all you have to share on food and how it affects the body.
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