12 Amazing Benefits Of Mango Seeds For Skin, Hair And Health

Even the seed of this delicious summer treat can work as a home remedy for several issues.

Reviewed by Yvonne O’ Halloran, MND
By Tanya Choudhary, ISSA Certified Specialist In Fitness & Nutrition

How often have you eaten mangoes? How often have you thrown the seeds away? Well, after reading about mango seeds’ benefits listed here, you might want to think twice before dismissing off the seed for nothing more than just natural waste. Mango seeds have been used in many Ayurvedic medicines and treatments since ancient times! Mango seed powder, butter, and oil are some of the most common ways to make the most of their therapeutic properties. If you want to reap similar advantages, make sure to pick unripe mango seeds. Mango seeds from unripe mangoes are considered the better choice as ripe mangoes tend to contain bitter mango seeds. Read on to know more about mango seeds and their key health benefits before you dispose of the seeds next time you relish deliciously juicy mangoes!

Benefits of Mango seed:

Let us look at the top mango seed benefits right here.

1. Dandruff

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Mango seed can help you to get rid of dandruff. Take mango seed butter and apply it on your hair for luster and strength. You can also mix it with mustard oil and leave it out in the sun for few days. Application of this mixture can control alopecia, hair loss, early greying and dandruff.

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You may use coconut oil instead of mustard oil and use the mixture to reduce flaking and scalp irritation.

2. Healthy smile

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Tooth powder can be prepared from mango seed. Pour a small amount on the palm of your hand, moisten your toothbrush, dip in and brush your teeth. This powder will help to keep your teeth healthy.

3. Diarrhea

Take powdered mango seed thrice a day to cure diarrhea or dysentery. Dry the mango seeds in shade and powder them. Consume this in doses of 1-2 grams with honey.

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Mango seed is widely used in Ayurvedic practices as it has astringent properties and is believed to balance vata doshas to improve digestive health.

4. Obesity

Mango seed extract can help obese people to lose their excess weight, lower cholesterol levels and improve blood circulation.

5. Cholesterol

This seed boosts blood circulation and thus reduces bad cholesterol levels. This indirectly helps to lower blood sugar and C-reactive protein levels.

6. Cardiovascular disease

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Moderate consumption of mango seed is useful for minimizing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and hypertension. Our nervous system is interconnected by the heart and blood vessels. A low amount of mango seeds in our daily diet can keep at bay heart problems and high blood pressure.

7. Healthy hair

Mango seed oil is a good source of essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins. You can even extract the oil by yourself at home.

How to?

  • Remove the outer coat of the mango seed
  • Mix it with coconut, olive, til (sesame) or mustard oil.
  • Pour this in a glass jar
  • Place the mixture in sunlight for a week.

Use this mixture regularly to avoid hair fall or gray hair. This will also make your hair black, long and thick.

8. Skin health

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Mango seed oil is an excellent moisturizer. The butter obtained from mango seed is used in many lotions as well to nourish and moisture your skin. This mango butter is non-oily and non-greasy when applied on the face.

9. Moisturizer

Mango seed butter is a real boon for dry skin. It’s the best lotion for dry skin, especially for the delicate areas like eyes, cheeks, etc. It contains a very gentle ingredient and acts as a barrier to prevent skin drying.

10.  Dry lips

Woman applying mango seed butter to her dry lips


You can use mango seed butter as a 100% natural lip balm to hydrate and soften dry lips. Apply it on dehydrated lips as a balm before going to sleep. This will rejuvenate skin cells, moisturize and help you get rid of any dead skin cells. This also helps in quick healing.

11. Diabetes

Mango seed gives amazing results in lowering blood sugar levels. They alter enzymes of the intestine and liver to reduce absorption of glucose. It also reduces body fat, weight and the waist’s circumference.

12. Acne

You can prepare an acne-fighting scrub with mango seed. Grind mango seeds and mix with tomatoes. Apply this evenly on your face. This scrub is useful to exfoliate the skin, cure blackheads, breakouts, acne and blemishes, unclog pores and reduce redness. This scrub is gentle enough for daily use.

Mango seeds are nutrient-dense portions with exceptional therapeutic values. They have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for treating many ailments. These seeds can be used in powder, oil, and butter forms. The mango seeds benefit your health in numerous ways. The antioxidants they contain may help reduce dandruff, keep your teeth healthy, treat diarrhea, aid in weight loss, and lower cardiovascular disease risk. In addition, mango seed oil may offer healthy hair and moisturize the skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

What vitamins are in mango seeds?

Mango seed contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12,E, K, and C (1).

Does mango seed contain vitamin B12?

Yes. Mango seeds contain vitamin B12 (1).

Are mango seeds toxic?

Mango seeds are not poisonous.

Can I eat raw mango seed?

Yes. You can consume raw mango seeds.

How can you tell if a mango seed is bad?

Bad and rotten seeds often appear gray. It’s better to discard them.

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  1. some nutrients and antinutrients contents of mango (Magnifera indica ) seed
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Tanya is an ISSA certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition. She specializes in writing articles on ingredients that benefit skin,... more

Yvonne O’ Halloran

(MND (Nutrition & Dietetics))
Yvonne is a passionate dietitian who loves to help people reclaim their health and align their morals and beliefs with... more