February 8, 2016

Drumstick Tree

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What other names is Moringa known by?

Arango, Árbol de las Perlas, Behen, Ben Ailé, Ben Nut Tree, Ben Oléifère, Benzolive, Canéficier de l'Inde, Chinto Borrego, Clarifier Tree, Drumstick Tree, Horseradish Tree, Indian Horseradish, Jacinto, Kelor Tree, Malunggay, Marango, Mlonge, Moringa oleifera, Moringa pterygosperma, Moringe de Ceylan, Mulangay, Murungakai, Narango, Nebeday, Paraíso Blanco, Perla de la India, Pois Quénique, Sahjna, Saijan, Saijhan, Sajna, San Jacinto, Shagara al Rauwaq, Shigru, Terebinto.

What is Moringa?

Moringa is a plant native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. It is also cultivated in the tropics. The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds and root are used to make medicine.

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  • Anemia, aphrodisiac, arthritis and rheumatism, asthma, athlete's foot, cancer treatment and prevention, constipation, contraception, dandruff, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy, gastritis, gastrointestinal ulcers, gingivitis, headache, heart problems, hypertension, increasing breast milk production, inflammation, kidney stones, nutrition, snake bites, stimulating immunity, thyroid disorders, warts, and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.

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