Health Benefits of Malunggay

Malunggay tea health benefits are enjoyed across the world. The malunggay plant is grown in many countries. It’s scientific name is moringa oleifera.

Malunggay is also called horseradish tree, moringa and drumstick tree. It is known as the Miracle Tree because of its numerous health benefits, which include strong antibacterial properties. The leaves, pods and practically every part of the tree have some form of medicinal benefit.

Moringa Seed Pods-Image via Wikipedia

Malunggay leaves are the source of Malunggay tea health benefits. Malunggay leaves are rich in beta-carotene and a pound of moringa leaves contains 4 times the amount of vitamin A found in a pound of carrots.

Malunggay is also loaded with Vitamin C. A pound of moringa leaves gives seven times the amount of Vitamin C that a pound of oranges does.

Moringa is also a fine source of iron, protein and potassium.

Moringa Flowers are Enjoyed in Bangladesh as a Delicacy-Image via Wikipedia

In the Philippines moringa is planted in many areas for its leaves. In Jamaica, the sap of the tree is used to make a blue dye. Malunggay leaves contain two times the quantity of protein found in milk and three times more iron than spinach.

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Moringa leaves are an ingredient in soups in the Philippines. Consuming them in this way assists with maintaining the balance of the cholesterol levels in the body.

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It also helps to improve milk production in lactating women.

Malunggay is relatively simple to grow and is grown from cuttings or from seeds. The seed should be sown directly in the soil. It is better suited to big open spaces, since the plant grows into a tree.

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Malunggay improves the metabolism and strengthens the immune system. It shields the liver and kidneys and is used to purify water.

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You can benefit from the health benefits of moringa while using it in a variety of tasty dishes, such as salads. Dried malunggay leaves are utilized in sauces. Fresh malunggay can be an ingredient in quiche. It can be steamed, like kale and spinach.

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  1. We call it malunggay too. Are u a pinoy? hehe

  2. I have never seen this plant…sounds funny considering the many benefits!

  3. We call it Kalamunggay in our dialect.

  4. nice info!

  5. Nice to know.

  6. Sharifa thank you for featuring my favorite vegetable. Almost all of its parts are useful.

  7. thanks 4 sharing

  8. Oh we have malunggay trees in our backyard Sharifa and mom would always make a soup out of it.

  9. maluunggay, it’s new for me, thanks for share

  10. Hi ILove
    I am Jamaican :-)

  11. Jimmy, maybe it is not grown where you live.

  12. Thanks for sharing that KKristie.

  13. Thanks Nali.

  14. Hi Joe

  15. @Pruelpo

  16. You’re welcome Webs

  17. @Mtr
    It’s nice to be able to pick fruit and vegetables fresh like that.

  18. You’re welcome Reiny

  19. I had never heard of it, but it certainly sounds like a useful plant.

  20. Unknown to many locals in our place, Malunggay fruit is also a delicacy. Thanks for sharing this highly informative article.

  21. Very interesting. I’ve never heard of it before now.

  22. Malunggay trees grow everywhere in the Philippines. Yes, malunggay has enormous health benefits so Filipinos are maximizing its use. We have recently come up with malunggay bread. Thanks Sharifa.

  23. What kind of fruits are these Shariffah? We have a version of this kind of plant in Northern Uganda but the fruits are shorter, just about 2 ft! This one is just amazing!

  24. Lol. I think it should grow well where you are Gaby. We have it in Jamaica too.

  25. I would like to taste that Likha.

  26. Hi Mph.

  27. Thanks for sharing that Papaleng.

  28. It is certainly useful Ruby.

  29. Interesting and very useful information thanks for sharing

  30. You’re welcome.

  31. This is really informative. I never heard of this plant, but it is good to know that it has health benefits. Thanks for sharing.

  32. thanks for telling us about the wonders of this plant!

  33. You\’re welcome!

  34. Hi CA

  35. I have never seen this plant before either. Thanks for the info …

  36. I love malunggay and its soup.

  37. ;-)

  38. Hi Michal

  39. How beneficial and I loved the blue herbal dye besides others..

  40. Good to know.

  41. I agree. This is a highly recommended food because of its nutritional value. It’s also helps breastfeeding mothers lactate. In our country its everywhere. It grows like weed anywhere. I just hope people will eat them more often.

  42. I hope so; it’s a power food.

  43. Thanks
    I’m trying to grow some trees of my own

  44. i have this tree in my backyard for over 40 years and did not know that it was a miracle tree until a few days ago.

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