Moringa Tree – A Highly Promising Plant

Moringa Flowers

  • Flower juice improves the quality and flow of mothers’ milk when breast feeding.
  • It is also useful for urinary problems as it encourages urination.
  • In Haiti, villagers boil Moringa flowers in water and drink the tea as a powerful cold remedy.

Moringa Pods

  • Due to high protein and fiber content, Moringa pods can play a useful part in treating malnutrition and diarrhea.
  • If eaten raw, pods act as a de-wormer and treat liver and spleen problems and pains of the joints.

Moringa Leaves

  • Due to high protein and fiber content, eating Moringa food products is good for those suffering from malnutrition.
  • Leaves treat fevers, bronchitis, eye and ear infections, as well as inflammation of the mucus membrane.
  • The iron content of the leaves is high, and they are reportedly prescribed for anemia in the Philippines.
  • Leaf tea treats gastric ulcers and diarrhea.
  • Leaves rubbed against the temple can relieve headaches.
  • To stop bleeding from a shallow cut, apply a poultice of fresh leaves.
  • There is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect when applied to wounds or insect bites.
  • Dried Moringa leaves treat diarrhea in Malawi, Africa.
  • Leaf extracts can be used against bacterial or fungal skin complaints.

Moringa Roots, Bark and Gum
The bark and roots of Moringa Tree possess all characteristics described above, but in higher concentration. This means that if used as medicines, much more care should be taken.

  • The bark is used as an appetizer and digestive. On the other hand, the alkaloid spirachin (a nerve paralysant) has been found in the roots. Both roots and bark are used in cases of inflammation, for cardiac and circulatory problems and as a tonic.
  • In Senegal and India, roots are pounded and mixed with salt to make a poultice for treating rheumatism and articulars pains. In Senegal, this poultice is also used to relieve lower back or kidneypain.
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  • The gum of this potent plant is diuretic, astringent and abortifacient and is used against asthma.

Moringa Oil

  • Moringa oil, (Oil of Ben) is used for hysteria, scurvy, prostate problems and bladder troubles.
  • It is also used to treat stomach disorders by villagers in Oman. They also use it in perfume and hair oil.

Moringa and Siddha
The leaves of this tree are said to be full of medicinal properties by Siddha medicine. Its powerful seeds are used as a sexual virility drug for treating erectile dysfunction in men and also in women for prolonging sexual activity.
Moringa and Ayurveda
Ayurveda considers Moringa as one of the most useful and valuable plants. It makes use of all its parts. The Ayurvedic medicine of India uses Moringa Tree products in numerous health conditions, for treating liver disorders, an aid in childbirth, as a natural antibiotic, and many other uses.