African mango trees (Irvingia gabonensis) are found on farms and in the tropical forests of central and western Africa. They are 10-40 meters high with a flared base, densely dark green foliage, elliptical leaves, yellow-white flower clusters, and spherical fruit.
Historically, African mango has been used commercially for the development of a diverse array of products, such as foods, cosmetics, and drugs.
According to traditional medicine, the bark, seeds, leaves, and roots of the African mango tree may be used for therapeutic purposes. African mango is believed to possess antibiotic and pain-relieving properties. It has also been investigated for its potential benefit for the management of obesity and diabetes. However, evidence in these areas is currently lacking, and additional research is needed.
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These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.
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