1. Moringa Oleifera (Horseradish/Malunggay)
This is one of the world’s most useful plants. Also known as Horseradish tree in English, Drumstick in India, the Benzoline tree in Haiti, Marum in Thailand, Nebeday which means “Never Die” in Senegal. In East Africa it is approximately known as “Mother’s Best Friend”. Of all the product of the tree, the leaves are used the most. It is full of nutrients, low in fats and carbohydrates and rich in minerals, Iron and Vitamin B.
“Mother’s Best Friend”, because moringa leaves are helpful in increasing breastmilk in the breastfeeding months.
Gram for gram it contains:
7 times the Vitamin C in oranges. – Vitamin C strengthens our immune system and fights infective diseases including colds and flu.
4 times the Vitamin A in carrots. – Vitamin A acts a shield against diseases of the eyes, skin and heart, diarrhea, and many other ailments.
4 times the Calcium in milk. – Calcium helps strong bones and teeth, prevent osteoporosis.
2 times the protein in milk yogurt. – The building blocks of our bodies are made with amino acids.
3 times the Iron in spinach. – Iron is essential for helping transport oxygen from the lungs to the body’s cells. An iron deficiency can lead to anemia, causing fatigue, decreased immunity. Helps fuel brainpower.
3 times the Potassium in bananas. – Helps muscles contract, keeps the nervous system working properly, and aids in managing blood pressure.
Medicinal Qualities of Malunggay/Horseradish
DETOXIFICATION – studies have shown Moringa’s ability to remove hazardous material from water.
ANTIBIOTIC – is used as tropical treatment for minor infections. It’s antibiotic property is identified as pterygospermin, a bacterial and fungicidal compound.
DIABETES – an extract has been shown to be effective in lowering blood sugar levels. It is believe to have a stabilizing effect on blood pressure and is used to treat anxiety.
ANTIHELMINTIC/PURGATIVE – able to kill intestinal worms.
LACTAGOGUE – believed to increase a woman’s milk production. Can do much to preserve the mother’s health and pass on strength to the fetus or nourishing child.
DIURETIC – aids in urination.
LONG LASTING ENERGY – provide a long lasting energy boost when used regularly. People frequently report having much more endurance in their work, at home and at play. Nutritional values help boost the immune system of the people living with AIDS or infected with HIV virus. It’s an all-natural source of nutrition that could also help people with HIV and AIDS live longer and healthier lives.
Anna May L. Carlos
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