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African Mango

What are other common names?

  • Irvingia gabonensis
  • African Wild Mango
  • Agbono
  • Bread Tree
  • Bush Mango
  • Dika
  • Dika Bread Tree
  • Dika Nut
  • Dikabread tree
  • Dikanut
  • Dikka
  • Duiker Nut
  • Etima
  • Iba-tree
  • Irvingia
  • Kaka
  • Odika
  • Ogbono
  • Sweet Bush Mango
  • Wild Mango

What is this product used for?

African mango may help some people control their weight. It may help people who are overweight to improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels. African mango may give you a full feeling from the fiber in the product.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this natural product.

  • This product delays stomach emptying. It may affect the absorption of certain drugs. Use caution if taking with prescription drugs.

  • If you have blood sugar problems, keep hard candies, glucose tablets, liquid glucose, or juice on hand for low blood sugar.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Diabetes

    • Hard stools

What should I watch for?

  • Headache

  • Dry mouth

  • Increased gas

  • Problems with sleeping

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Signs of low blood sugar. These include hunger, dizziness, shaking, a fast heartbeat, confusion, or sweating.

  • Hard stools

  • Very bad throwing up

  • Very bad belly pain

Where can I learn more?

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements

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