Proven Health Benefits of Malunggay


Malunggay (Moringa Oleifera), is a popular plant known for high nutritional value as well as an herbal medicine. Malunggay is a plant that grows in the tropical climates such as the Philippines, India and Africa. Malunggay is widely used as vegetable ingredient in cooking, as herbal medicine for a number of illness and other practical uses.
Malunggay has a long history of medical usage and has a long list of folkloric health benefits for the following conditions.
Malunggay is widely believed to contain high value nutrients and consumption of which promotes general well being. Malunggay is also called a "miracle tree" primarilly for the various health benefits it can provide for almost all kinds of diseases and medical conditions. More over almost all of its parts have use - from its roots, pods, barks, flowers and leaves. Listed below are some of the traditional herbal treatment of malunggay.
Scalp problems. Malunggay leaves pounded and combined with coconut oil is used to treat scalp problems and to promote hair growth.
Boosts immune system. Boiled malunggay leaves contain immune boosting nutrients used in sickness recovery.
Milk production in nursing mothers. Boiled malunggay leaves used to promote milk production in nursing mothers.
Asthma. Malunggay leaves combined with honey and calamsi to treat cough and asthma
Skin rejuvenation. Malunggay is used as skin restorer to promote skin rejuvenation.
Hypertension. Malunggay soup is used to lower high blood pressure
Relaxant. Malunggay tea from bark or leaves is used to treat insomnia and restlessness.
Anthelmintic. Malunggay pod is chewed to treat and prevent intestinal parasites in children.
Diabetes. Malunggay is also recommended for sufferers of diabetes
Source of calcium. Malunggay is consumed to strengthen the bones especially for growing children and older people due ot high calcium content.
Anti-inflammatory. Malunggay oil or poultice is used to treat bone and ligament related conditions that involve inflammations such as gout, rheumatism, back pain, sprains and all srts of swelling.
Eye problems. Malunggay is also used to improve eye problems. Believed to contain high amount of vitamin A, more than that of a carrot.
Anti-cancer. Malunggay is used along with other herbal medicines to treat cancer.
Leaves and fruit used for constipation and as diuretic.
Skin diseases. Decoction of boiled roots used to wash sores, cuts, skin ulcers, wounds and other skin diseases to alleviate pain and promote healing.
Stomach problems. Malungay is also used for stomach and intestinal problems such as ulcers and constipation.
Abortificient. Malunggay roots and bark have been used as abortifacient.
Boosts fertility. Malunggay flower with soy milk is used as aphrodisiac and promote fertility for men.
Contraceptive. While malunggay roots are believed to suppress fertility, chewed as a contraceptive by women.
Snake bites. Malunggay roots are also used to treat snake bites,
Ear problems. The juice from malunggay roots is used to treat ear related problems (otalgia).

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