Health benefits of Malunggay Leaves
Living in a highly modernized community, man has tend to develop and incorporate
old herbal medicines into modern ways.
Lots of medicinal benefits have been discovered by many of this small but
terrible plant we often see just by our loans and backyards.
Malunggay, used by a government health agency as their Logo gave us that intricate
knowledge and recognition to this plant.
Simple as it may seem, It has been quitely found amongst famous Filipino Homemade dishes.
It has been used to heal for open wounds (Pangus) during my childhood days,
and was believed to cure the wound and
aid it to avoid from infection by extracting its juices by pounding the leaves
and placed over the affected wounded parts.
Malunggay Leaves Scientific Name ( Moringa oelifera ) was once considered a
"poor man's vegetables" but now it is known as
a "miracle tree" or "nature's medicine cabinet" by scientists and health care workers
from around the world because it is loaded with vitamins and minerals that can be
an effective remedy against many kinds of ailments.
All parts of the malunggay tree are usable for nutritional and medicinal purposes -
from the roots, trunk, and branches to the leaves, flowers, and seeds.
The small, oval, dark-green leaves are famous vegetable ingredient in soup, fish and chicken dishes.
The leaves can actually be eaten raw, but best added in meals due to its
high concentration of nutrients.
So here are the known Health Benefits of the ever famous "low maintainance"
plant Moringa oelifera:
• Malunggay leaves helps strengthens the immune system.
• Malunggay can help restores skin condition, controls blood pressure, relieves headaches and migraines.
• Malunggay tea can help strengthen the eye muscles.
• Malunggay tea can help heal inflammation of the joints and tendons.
• Malunggay tea can prevent intestinal worms.
• Malunggay can help increase semen count.
• Malunggay help normalize blood sugar level therefore preventing diabetes.
• Malunggay has anti-cancer compounds (phytochemicals) that help stop the growth of cancer cells.
• Malunggay helps relax and promotes good night sleep.
• Malunggay tea is used to treat fever and asthma.
• Malunggay help heals ulcers.
• Malunggay is high in calcium (four times the calcium in milk), therefore lactating
mothers are advised to consume malunggay leaves to produce more milk for their babies.
The young malunggay leaves are also boiled and taken as tea.
• Malunggay contains three times the potassium in bananas.
• Malunggay contain four times the vitamin A in carrots.
• An ounce of malunggay has the same Vitamin C content as seven oranges.
• Malunggay leaves contain two times the protein in milk.
• Malunggay seed is used to clean dirty or polluted water.
Thank God for Malunggay!
Gracina Estrella – Cabanog is a Digital Marketing and Growth Strategist for Businesses. She is a mother of two and a wife to a tech geek. When she is offline she cooks, watch TV and hangs out with friends and family on the beach. Join her free Facebook Community of Social Media Marketing Learners, too! She is the founder of the startup SparkHiveMedia.com