The mango tree is native to South Asia of Eastern India. The seed of the fruit, where the oil is extracted is called Magniferia Indica. With a soft yellow color, this oil was introduced to other countries, such as Africa and Brazil when Persian traders from the Middle East brought it from their homeland in the 16th century. From their the mango seeds traveled to Asia, South America and East Africa, before spreading as far as North America. Today, they are a widely popular, delicious fruit, enjoyed by many.
In Ayurveda, each part of a mango tree is said to be beneficial, -the seed, flowers, fruit and bark. Ayurveda also considers ripe mango sweet and heating, able to balance all the three doshas and acts as an energizer.
Mangoes are rich in antioxidants, such as beta carotene and vitamin C, which have been shown to play an important role in the prevention of cancer and heart disease.
They also contain bioflavonoids, the compounds that help plants capture energy from the sun, and when eaten they aid our immune system. Mangoes also supply potassium and insoluble fiber, which aids the elimination of waste from the colon and helps prevent constipation.
Country of Origin: India
Mango seed butter is extremely beneficial for dry skin, especially for the delicate areas like eyes and cheeks. The butter obtained from mango seed is used in many lotions as well to nourish and moisturize your skin, and is non-oily and non-greasy when applied on the face. Due to the high content of Vitamin D, A, antioxidant, phytochemicals and beta-carotene, it effectively removes blackheads, dark patches on skin and treats blemishes. It also heals stretch marks, scars, and rashes such as acne, eczema and dermatitis. Mango Seed oil also possesses anti-aging properties that erases wrinkles and lines.