Mangoes (Mangifera indica) are the favourite fruit of a lot of the world’s population. Little do many know that it’s a great medicinal plant. It’s one of the main ingredients of Pito-Pito, an almost miraculous Filipino herbal tea.
Our young Mango is destined to be a supplier of leaves which can be used as a tea for many bronchial problems such as coughs, sore throat and hoarsness, asthma. The fresh juice of the leaves can also be used for diarrhoea and dysentery (I hope I never get that again!).