By Gerry Cornejo
Amazing Health Benefits of Malunggay
Malunggay or Moringa Oleifera is commonly known as horse-radish tree in the Western world. This miracle tree is known as fast-growing and drought-resistant tree which mostly grows in tropical countries. Etymologically Malunggay is known as Moringa, ben-oil tree, clarifier tree or drumstick tree in English, Malunggay in Philippines, La Mu in Chinese, Shevaga in Marathi and Sajina in India.
1] Malunggay leaves are a lot more nutritious than most other foods.
• Locked away in the green leaves of the malunggay is a cornucopia of vitamins and minerals that make it such a powerful vegetable. Its leaves contain twice more protein than milk, thrice more potassium than bananas, four times more Vitamin A than carrots, and seven times more Vitamin C than oranges.
2] Malunggay has medicinal properties for Headache and Diabetes.
• It has medicinal properties that can help alleviate a variety of maladies. It can help relieve headaches and migraines and heal ulcers, making it a better alternative to your usual painkillers. It can also normalize blood sugar, thus helping in the prevention of diabetes.
3] Malunggay tea can help fortify eyesight, heal inflammation in joints and tendons.
• Malunggay tea can help fortify eyesight, heal inflammation in joints and tendons, and prevent intestinal worms. It can also be helpful in treating fever and asthma, as well as calm the senses and promote healthy natural sleep.
4] Malunggay has lots of antioxidants.
• Antioxidants are essential to the prevention of cancer, perhaps one of the most dreaded killers among diseases. It turns out that malunggay has loads of them, making it great for keeping cancer away.
5] Malunggay has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
• It has a compound called pterygospermin – this is good news for those who may be wary of most antibiotic drugs that may not be that good for long-term health.
6] Malunggay can help stimulate metabolism.
• If you happen to be on a weight loss campaign, you should definitely have malunggay in your diet. Not only is it nutritious, but it can actually jumpstart your metabolism and help you burn off that unsightly fat.
7] Malunggay can aid in digestion.
• Aside from speeding up your metabolism, malunggay can also help you with your digestive problems. It can help with hyperacidity and even help ease ulcers. It’s also high in fiber, so it’s good for making you more regular.
8] Malunggay is good for reproductive health.
• It has some aphrodisiac properties that increases libido and enhances performance. It can also increase sperm count in the long run, thus making it great for couples who are looking to have a child.
9] When turned into paste, malunggay leaves can be used for skin care.
• It turns out that malunggay isn’t just for eating, but can be quite effective for topical applications as well. If you happen to spend a whole lot of money on skin care products, you may want to replace them with malunggay. Just grind it up into a paste and lather it on your face for surprising results. After regular use, you’ll find your skin glowing as if you used those expensive creams and moisturizers.
10] Best nutritional aid for lactating mothers
Breast-feeding mothers need to give the best milk for their baby in order to prevent malnutrition. Breast-feeding mothers can produce more milk if the mothers consume malunggay leaves as it can increase the flow of milk for lactating mothers.
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