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Drumstick - Health Benefits of Drumstick

Botanical Name: Moringa oleifera

Family Name : Moringaceae

It's a common vegetable. Its tender pod is used. It is antibacterial and a good cleanser. Drumstick tree is perennial, erect, slender, medium-sized with many arching branches. It has drumstick-like fruits, small white flowers and small and round leaves which are cooked and eaten as vegetable.

Origin and Distribution

All over India and Pakistan.

Properties of drumstick

Stimulant, anti-epileptic rubrifacient, carminative, stomachic, abortif, cardiotonic, antispasmodic, anti-flatulent and antiparalytic.

Forms of Use :- As vegetable, as poultice, as powder.

Medicinal Uses & benefits

  1. The juice of leaves mixed with milk works as a wonderful tonic for infants and children (two tablespoons juice in a half cup milk will suffice). This tonic gives better results in pregnancy and lactation as it contains iron and minerals.
  2. The soup of drumstick leaves is very useful in respiratory disorders like asthma, bronchitis and T.B. This soup is prepared by adding a handful of leaves in a cup of water and is boiled for 10 minutes. It is filtered and cooled. It is taken with little salt, pepper and lime juice (2/3 times/ day).
  3. The soup of drumstick leaves, flowers & fruits has antibacterial properties like antibiotics and thus successful in preventing infections of throat, chest & skin.
  4. Flowers boiled in milk are good for sexual debility. It also corrects functional sterility in men and women. For impotency, premature ejaculation and thinness of semen, 100 g dry bark powder boiled 'in 500 ml water for 30 to 40 minutes and 25 ml of this plus two tablespoons honey should be taken 3 times daily for a month.
  5. A tablespoon of fresh juice of leaves plus honey (2 tablespoonfuls) and a half glass of coconut water is good to combat cholera, dysentery, diarrhea, colitis & jaundice.
  6. A tablespoon of fresh juice of leaves plus juice of carrot (half glass) or cucumber (half glass) is an effective remedy for scanty urination and constant burning in urethra.
  7. A poultice of the fresh leaves is applied to wounds, boils and swellings.
  8. The leaves are applied hot to the scrotum in hydrocele overnight.
  9. The bland fixed oil extracted from the seed is popularly known as BEN-OIL. It is an aperient. It is applied locally to painful gouty and rheumatic joints.
  10. The gum that exudes from stem is taken with milk for headache, as well as applied locally.

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