Medicinal Benefits of Malunggay (Moringa Olifera): Philippines’ Most Remarkable Medicinal Tree

Malunggay is an exotic species but grows well throughout the Philippines.

The tree can grow well throughout the Philippines. The tree can grow as tall as 3-5 meters in a span of 1 year and can reach a height of about 15-30 meters without cutting.

 

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Medicinal Value:

-Decoction of leaves used for hiccups, asthma, gout, back pain, rheumatism, wounds, and sores.

-Pods are cure for intestinal parasitism.

-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.

-The tree’s bark, roots, fruit, flowers, leaves, seeds, and gum are also used medicinally.

-Uses include as an antiseptic and in treating rheumatism, venomous bites, and other conditions.

 

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6 Responses to “Medicinal Benefits of Malunggay (Moringa Olifera): Philippines’ Most Remarkable Medicinal Tree”
  1. Uma Shankari Says...

    On August 18, 2011 at 9:02 am

    This is the drumstick plant found widely in India. Even the Tamil word for the vegetable ‘Murungai’ is close to the latin name. We value its medicinal properties too.


  2. pruelpo Says...

    On August 18, 2011 at 9:26 am

    This is my favorite veg malungay. Yes it has medicinal properties and curative effects.


  3. James Henry Abrina Says...

    On August 18, 2011 at 10:11 am

    And let us not foget its most practical use: pandagdag ng gatas para sa nagpapadede. I knew about it even before I learned what paracetamol is. lol


  4. papaleng Says...

    On August 18, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Ang Malunggay, Bow! Yes, this veggie packs dozens of health benefits.


  5. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On August 20, 2011 at 8:05 am

    It certainly seems to have a lot of medicinal properties. Thanks for the information, Nobert.


  6. Moses Ingram Says...

    On August 20, 2011 at 8:28 am

    There is always something to learn from your articles. Nature provides many cures.


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