June 26, 2011

Malunggay ng Kapitbahay

I started my love for Moringa in 2002 after giving birth to Julia and Rafael. When Juan was born in 2006, the love for this small but wonder leaves grew bigger. Juancho loves to eat soup with rice, so I find ways on how to make a pre-packed soup become nutritous.


This is my neighbor's frontage where I normally get (should I say, ransack, LOL!), my endless supply of Malunggay
Thanks Juan for this blurry photo
Preparing Juan's SOUP for lunch

Medicinal Values of Moringa oleifera:

Leaves: relieve headaches, expel worms, relieves swelling, heals skin diseases, inflammation of the eyes and ears, bronchitis and inflammation of mucous membranes, scurvy and increase milk production in lactating women

Flowers: are a good tonic, expel worms, treats tumors and enlarged spleen, relieve sore throat, and treat anxiety

Pods & seeds: purify water, treat tooth ache from tooth decay, expel worms, treat problems of the liver and spleen, and relieve joint pain

Roots: used as a laxative and to treat spasms of the colon, treat circulation problems, high blood pressure, kidney dysfunctions and low back pain; for gout, asthma and hiccoughs.

Leaves of Moringa can substitute for meat, soy bean products or dairy products as the leaves have a complete compliment of amino acids, the complete protein that is needed in human nutrition for good health.

Ounce per Ounce leaves of Moringa oleifera:

*contain more vitamin A than carrots for good eyesight and to prevent blindness; contain a high quality vitamin A- beta carotene

*more Calcium than milk for strong bones and teeth

*more Iron than spinach for healthy blood cells

*contain the full balanced compliment of B vitamins, as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, for brain, muscle and neurological development

*fresh leaves and pods contain high levels of vitamin C, ascorbic acid, which make it excellent for preventing scurvy

*leaf powder is an excellent source of Vitamin E, tocopherol acetate, for DNA and sexual development

Ounce per Ounce leaves of Moringa oleifera:

*contain more vitamin A than carrots for good eyesight and to prevent blindness; contain a high quality vitamin A- beta carotene

*more Calcium than milk for strong bones and teeth

*more Iron than spinach for healthy blood cells

*contain the full balanced compliment of B vitamins, as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, for brain, muscle and neurological development

*fresh leaves and pods contain high levels of vitamin C, ascorbic acid, which make it excellent for preventing scurvy*leaf powder is an excellent source of Vitamin E, tocopherol acetate, for DNA and sexual development

(Source: Adele Women Association)

12 comments:

  1. we cook malunggay rice for the kids :)

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  2. my children also eats malunggay leaves in dishes like Ginisang Munggo, Chicken Tinola and Ginataang malunggay leaves

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  3. Jou, we cook tinola with malunggay to. I don't know how to cook munggo though...gotta learn that...

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  4. P, pano ang malunggay rice? aralin ko nga yan...

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  5. I love malunggay very much with munggo. You may cook that together with squash, string beans too, add coconut milk. Sahugan mo lang ng crabs or shrimps. So masarap!!! Favorite ko din!!!

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  6. malunggay plant is really healthy Joy mas lalo na sa breast feeding mothers..like Ms.Joy ako din I love malunggay on Tinola with green papaya and putting it in monggo na may shrimps ay naku nagutom ako hahaha..thank you for the info. :)

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  7. Malunggay, super gulay talaga! Kahit saan yata masarap ihalo yan:-))) And it worked really well when I was still breastfeeding. (Both the leaves and the capsule form)

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  8. I'm beginning to love it,very nutritious and of course for our new baby we will include it definitely in our daily menu. Girl madali lang ilagay u lang sa ginisang munggo before u turn off the stove.

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  9. this post reminds me to cook malunggay soup tomorrow..

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    1. now mo lang nabasa to? tagal na nitong post na to.

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  10. btw, ang galing parang sa probinsya lang ang setting.. fresh na fresh pa

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    1. kaya we love this neighborhood, madaming halaman.

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