Friday, November 11, 2011

MALUNGGAY


Scientific name: Moringa Olifera

Description:

Malunggay is an exotic species that grows well throughout the Philippines. 
The tree can grow as high as 3 to 5 meters in a span of 1 year and can reach
a height of about 15 to 30 meters without cutting.

Parts Used:

From the roots, trunk, and branches to the leaves, flowers, and seeds all
parts of the malunggay tree are usable for nutritional and medicinal
purposes.


Medicinal Value:

*It can be used for hiccups, asthma, gout, back pain, rheumatism,
wounds and sores by decocting the leaves.

*Pods are cure for intestinal spasm

* It 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.

*Leaves and fruits are cure for constipation

*Leaves and pods are helpful in increasing breast milk in the breastfeeding
months. 6 tablespoons of leaf powder will provide nearly all the woman's
daily iron and calcium needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

* Pounded roots are used as poultice for inflammatory swelling

* The root bark has sex-hormone related properties

* The young malunggay leaves are also boiled and taken as tea and can help
heal inflammation of the joints and tendons.


THOUGH THE CONTENT OF THIS BLOG HAD BEEN TRIED/TESTED AND HAD BEEN USED
AS FOLK/HERBAL MEDICINE IT IS STILL BEST TO CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE
TRYING THIS.


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