Drumstick plant

The scientific name of Drumstick plant: Moringa oleifera Lam.

Name  of Drumstick plant in different languages:

English: Moringa tree

Sanscrit: shritala

Hindi: Moringa

Malayalam: Muringa മുരിങ്ങ

Plant description:

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.

Leaf Arrangement


Shape-Opposite Margin-Entire Venation-reticulate
 Opposite-leaflets-in-adjecent-pairs  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Roots, Seeds, and Leaves

Medicinal uses:

Rheumatism, venomous bites.

Chemical content:


Medicinal properties:

Antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, antispasmodic, anti-pyretic, antiepileptics, hepatoprotective, diuretic, anti-hypertensive, cholesterol-lowering, antioxidant, anti-diabetic,  antibacterial and anti-fungal.

Lear more:-http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17089328

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

It is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like:-

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