English: Moringa tree
Malayalam: Muringa മുരിങ്ങ
Drumstick plant or Moringa tree-Moringa oleifera Lam is a deciduous, fast-growing tree, that can reach a height of up to 12 m and a trunk can reach 45 cm in diameter. The leaves are dark green, feathery foliage, tri-pinnate. The flowers are yellowish-white found in clusters, which are fragrant. The fruit is a hanging stick, dark green and fleshy, three-sided brown, up to 45 cm, containing globular seeds with a diameter of about 1 cm, and whitish papery wings.
Useful plant parts:
Roots, Seeds, and Leaves
Rheumatism, venomous bites.
Antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, antispasmodic, anti-pyretic, antiepileptics, hepatoprotective, diuretic, anti-hypertensive, cholesterol-lowering, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, antibacterial and anti-fungal.
How to prepare medicines:
Leaf juice, coconut milk, and jaggery boiled well to reduce the quantity by 1 /3 can used as an herbal tonic.
Leaf, fruits and flowers are used in culinary uses
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