Murungai -Drumstick tree

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Murungai -Drumstick tree

it is widely cultivated in Africa, Central and South America, Sri Lanka, India, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

It is considered one of the world’s most useful trees, as almost every part of the Moringa tree can be used for food or has some other beneficial property.

In the tropics, it is used as forage for livestock, and in many countries, Moringa micronutrient liquid, a natural anthelmintic (kills parasites) and adjuvant (to aid or enhance another drug) is used as a metabolic conditioner to aid against endemic diseases in developing countries

A traditional food plant in Africa, this little-known vegetable has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and support sustainable landcare

The leaves are highly nutritious, being a significant source of beta-carotene, Vitamin C, protein, iron, and potassium
Moringa leaves and pods are helpful in increasing breast milk in the breastfeeding months.

One tablespoon of leaf powder provide 14% of the protein, 40% of the calcium, 23% of the iron and most of the vitamin

A needs of a child aged one to three. Six tablespoons of leaf powder will provide nearly all of the woman's daily iron and

calcium needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

The flowers are also cooked and relished as a delicacy in West Bengal and Bangladesh, especially during early spring.

There it is called shojne ful and is usually cooked with green peas and potato.

In Siddha medicines, these drumstick seeds are used as a sexual virility drug for treating erectile dysfunction in men and also in women for prolonging sexual activity.

Almost all parts of the drumstick tree have therapeutic value.

Tonic for Children
:- The leaves serve as a tonic for infants and growing children. For better results, juice should be extracted from leaves, filtered and mixed with milk. This mixture becomes an excellent tonic for healthy and strong bones and for purifying
bloodstream.

Pregnancy and Lactation :
- Taking this tonic regularly by expectant mothers will provide them with necessary calcium, iron and vitamins. It will also help them overcome sluggishness of the uterus, facilitate easy delivery and reduce post delivery complications. A
vegetable prepared from leaves increases breast milk after child birth. The vegetable is prepared by boiling the leaves with salt and water. The water is then drained off and they are smeared with ghee and eaten.

Respiratory Disorder :
- A soup prepared from drumstick leaves is highly beneficial in the treatment of respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis and tuberculosis. This soup is prepared by adding a handful of leaves to 80 ml. of water and is allowed to boil
for five minutes. It should then be allowed to cool. A little salt, pepper and lime juice may be added to this soup

Infections :-
Drumstick soup made with leaves and flowers as well as boiled drumsticks are highly valuable in preventing infections of all kinds such as that of the throat, chest and skin. This is because drumstick has antibacterial properties very much
like penicillin and other antibiotics.

Sexual Disorders :-
A soup made with drumstick flowers boiled in milk is very useful as a sexual tonic in the treatment of sexual debility. It is also useful in functional sterility in both males and females. The powder of the dry bark is valuable in impotency,
premature ejaculation and thinness of semen. About 120 gm. of the powder of the dry bark should be boiled in 600 ml. of water for about half an hour and 30 ml. of this. mixed with a table spoonful of honey, should be taken three times
daily for a month to cure these conditions.

Digestive Disorders
:- Drumstick is also valuable in digestive disorders. A teaspoonful of fresh leaf juice, mixed with honey and a glassful of tender coconut water, is given two or three times as a herbal medicine during the treatment of cholera, dysentery,
diarrhea, colitis and jaundice.

Urinary Disorders :
- A tablespoonful of coagulated fresh leaf juice, mixed with a glass of fresh juice of cucumber or carrot, is an effective medicine for scanty urination and constant burning in urethra due to high acidity of urine. A teaspoonful of the juice with
10 gm. of rock salt once daily, is used to cure excessive urination of non diabetics.

Beauty-Aid :
- Fresh leaf juice applied with lime juice is useful in the treatment of pimples, black heads and keeps one's face fresh.

Regards,
viji





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