Uses Of Malunggay - Moringa Oleifera or Malunggay as Natural Medicine

farmeric January 6th, 2011

Around the world every part of the Moringa tree has been used effectively against varying ailments. Some of the remedies are described here but there is no guarantee they will work for every case!


  • 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.
  • Extracts can be used against bacterial or fungal skin complaints.
  • Leaf tea treats gastric ulcers and diarrhea.
  • Eating Moringa food products is good for those suffering from malnutrition due to the high protein and fibre content.


  • Flower juice improves the quality and flow of mothers’ milk when breast feeding.
  • Flower juice is useful for urinary problems as it encourages urination.


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


  • Used for their antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties to treat arthritis, rheumatism, gout, cramp, sexually transmitted diseases and boils. The seeds are roasted, pounded, mixed with coconut oil and applied to the problem area. Seed oil can be used for the same ailments.
  • Roasted seeds and oil can encourage urination.
  • They can also be used as a relaxant for epilepsy.

Roots, bark and gum

The roots and the bark have all of the properties described above but are more concentrated. Therefore much more care should be taken if using them as medicines.

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2 Responses to “Uses Of Malunggay - Moringa Oleifera or Malunggay as Natural Medicine”

  1. Natural Easeon 08 Jan 2011 at 3:45 am

    I have heard many health benefits of Moringa, but I do not know to rub Moringa leaves against the temple can relieve headaches. I will try next time when I have headache.

  2. Moringa Oleifera Productson 11 Jan 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Moringa Oleifera tree parts have been used as a natural herbal medicine that has been used for many centuries as a remedy for amazingly wide variety of diseases, sicknesses and illnesses.

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