Friday, November 11, 2011
Scientific name: Moringa Olifera
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.
From the roots, trunk, and branches to the leaves, flowers, and seeds all
parts of the malunggay tree are usable for nutritional and medicinal
*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