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Mangoes have amazing health benefits, we all know that... but very few people know about the health benefits of the mango seeds/kernels, also, popularly called 'gutli' in Hindi. The seeds are highly nutritious are known to help you beat obesity, maintain blood sugar levels, cardiovascular health, diabetes and is also used in powdered form to curb diarrhoea. This is not it, mango seeds are also used to maintain the overall well being of the stomach and its digestive tracts. Mango seeds/kernels are also known be highly beneficial in terms of hair care and skin care. Yes! Mango seeds have shown great results in curbing dandruff and itchy scalp and is used in face pack and rinses for its amazing skin care properties as it can help get rid of acne and achieve clear, glowing skin. Mango seed is really a package of goodness. However, you must try using the seeds of raw mangoes as they are easier to use. Seeds of ripened mangoes have hard shells and are difficult to use. These days you even get mango seed butter and other skin and hair care products.
Note: Use mango seeds in one or these forms.
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