Mango Ginger or Curcuma amada belongs to the Zingiberaceae ginger family and has numerous properties of turmeric. Although it tastes like ginger, the aftertaste is of raw mango. Adding mango ginger in recipes is known to add a nice flavour to it and uplift the taste. However, it is also valued owing to its many medicinal effects. It has an exotic flavour and is used in preserves, sauces, pickles, candies, curries and salads to add flavour. Mango Ginger that is grown in Andaman Plantations is of the best quality and is grown under best cultivable situations. Modern agricultural methods are used to ensure quality. Mango Ginger is rich in camphor, fiber, pinene, phytesterol, starch and phenolic acid.
Mango Ginger has long been used in folk medicine in various parts of Asia through centuries. These are grown in abundance in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and can be consumed in both dried and raw form. The medicinal properties of mango ginger are unmatched and can be used to cure many ailments. It can be consumed as well as applied as a paste. It has aromatic properties and acts as a coolant.
• Mango ginger has a number of anti-allergic properties. It provides great relief against allergic reactions.
• Mango ginger works effectively to fight anorexia as well. Anorexia is an eating disorder that causes lack of hunger and life threatening at times. Mango ginger mixed with house salt helps to increase appetite and prevents anorexia. It also helps in averting excessive gas formation and digestive disorder.
• The use of mango ginger is good for stopping bad breath as well. Using mango ginger as a paste or chewing can prevent the formation of foul mouth odour.