Sunday, July 8, 2007

MAQO (Mangifera indica)-

Mango is a wellknown tree in tropical places around the world. In Fiji, there are many species of mangoes you can find, such as maqo loa, maqo tabua, maqo maoli, and maqo dina, to name a few. Some trees are cultivated for its delicious fruit, while others grow wild.

What parts of the tree can be used for medine?
The bark of the mango tree is pressed to release a liquid that is used to treat diseases. In New Guinea, the bark is scraped and mixed with sugarcane and applied to skin ulcer. In Fiji, the younger leaves can be chewed to stop diarrhea, dysentery, thrust and skin ulcer.

Next time you travel to Fiji during the mango season, while you are enjoying the fruits (Yum!), think about the other parts of the tree that can cure certain ailments.


தருமி said...

the mango with which we indians are very familiar appears to be thesame as the Wi that you have described earlier. are they one and the same or different?

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Fijituwawa News said...

Namaste Dharami-no, they are different. The wi and the mango belong to different fruit families.

Take care

Fijituwawa Team

Jone said...

Bula....I have a friend here in Cook Islands who got a sickness that I dont know what to do.She went to the washroom everytime she goes and she got blood come out from her...You got any idea or medicine that I can give her?

Salote said...

amazing ...must keep this traditional knowledge preserved for our future generation !!!