MALUNGGAY (Moringa Oleifera)

Malunggay or scientifically known as Moringa is a popular backyard plant in the Philippines. Malunggay is Rich in Antioxidant – it can prevent lifestyle related ailments such as cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, cancer and more. It helps strengthen the immune system. According to studies, it has anti-cancer compounds or phytochemicals that can help stop the growth of cancer cells. Malunggay is a good source of vitamins A, B and C and minerals such as calcium and iron. It is also used to combat malnutrition especially among infants and nursing mothers. Malunggay is proven to be anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory. All parts of the tree are usable -Malunggay leaves is good for treating headaches, gastric ulcers and diarrhea. Malunggay pods are good for treating liver and spleen problems and Malunggay seeds can treat gout, cramps, sexually transmitted diseases, boils, arthritis, and more. It can promote weight loss with its high fiber level, low fat and calorie content.