Mango irritation

Fun fact! When mango trees are in bloom, it not uncommon for people to experience itching around the eyes, facial swelling, and respiratory difficulty despite the trees not releasing any airborne pollen. The likely culprit for the irritation is vaporized essential oil of the flowers which contain the sesquiterpene alcohol, mangiferol, and the ketone, mangiferone.

When mango trees are in bloom, it not uncommon for people to experience itching around the eyes, facial swelling, and respiratory difficulty despite the trees not releasing any airborne pollen. The likely culprit for the irritation is vaporized essential oil of the flowers which contain the sesquiterpene alcohol, mangiferol, and the ketone, mangiferone.