Monday, December 30, 2013

Health Benefits of Malunggay Tea, Roots and Leaves

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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