Moringa

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Description

  • English : Drum Stick Tree
  • Sanskrit : Shigru, Shobhanjana
  • Latin : Moringa Oleifera
  • Hindi : Sahijan, Mungana
  • Gujarati : Saragavo
  • Tamil : Murunkai
  • Malayalam : Murinna
  • Telugu : Munaga, Mulaga
  • Kannad : Nuggi, Murunga

An unamed, middle-sized graceful tree with corky grey bark and easily breakable branches; leaves usually tripinnate, rachis slender, thickened and articulated at the base, leaflets lliptic or obovate, round at the apex, nerves obscure; flowers white, in large puberulous axillary panicles; fruits pods, upto 45 cm long, pendulous, greenish, triangular, 9-ribbed, seeds trigonous, the angles winged. Flowering-fruiting major part of the year.

We Sell

Drum stick, Moringa seeds, Leaves , Leaves Powder, Seeds, Seeds Oil

Parts Used

Roots, Bark, Leaves, Fruits, Flowers, Gum

Properties

Roots - are bitter, acid, themogenic, disgestive, carminative, anthelmintic, conatipating, anodyne, anti-iflamatory, emmenagogue, sudorific, diuretic, opthalmic, rubefacient, expectorant, haematinic, anthilithic, alexipharmic, stimulant and vesicant. Barks - acrid, bitter, thermogenic, abortifacient, antifungal, cardiac and circulatorystimulant. Leaves - are anti-inflammatory, anodyne, anthelmintic, opthalmic and rich in vitamins A and C, Seeds - are acrid, bitter, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, purgative, antipyretic and ophthlmic.

Usage

Roots - are useful in vitiated conditions of Vata and Kapha, dyspepsia, anorexia, verminosis, diarrhoea, coloc, flatulnce, otalgia, paralysis, inflammations, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, fever, strangury, vesical and renal calculi, ascites, ophthalmopathy, Cough asthma, bronchitis, pectoral diseases, splenomegaly, epilepsy, hysteria, cardiopathy, abscess and pharyngodynia. Bark - is useful in ascites, vitiated conditions of Vata and Kapha and ringworm. Leaves - are useful in scurvy, vitiated c

Dose

Root Bark Juice - 10 to 20 ml; Seed Powder - 1 to

Note

Flower wise two species are 1) Sweet Shigru (M oleifera or M pterygosperma) 2)Bitter Shigru (M concanensis). Unripe fruits and leaves are cooked as vegetable. Seeds are used to purify drinking water.