Moringa Or Malunggay Uses, Healing Effects As Well As Cooking Recipe

Moringa or Drumstick tree is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree and its leaves are used as a food/vegetable. Moringa has many different names and in the Philippines, it is called as malunggay.

Malunggay consists of leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root. The leaves can be eaten and it is added to a dish called tinola. The parts mentioned in malunggay are used to make medicine.

Malunggay is used for anemia, arthritis and other joint pain, asthma, cancer, diabetes, diarrhea, stomach pain, high blood pressure, ulcers a headache, and parasitic infections.

It is also used for reducing swelling, boosting your immune system, and increase the production of breast milk. For some people, they use it as a nutritional supplement.

The malunggay leaves are sometimes being used to kill germs and as a drying agent. You just have to apply it directly to the skin.

While the oil found in malunggay seeds are used as food, perfume, and hair care products and also as a machine lubricant.

The malunggay is very delicious and nutritious at the same time you can get various vitamins and minerals from the malunggay and not only that it is also cheap as well as easy to grow on your own backyard.

How to cook tinolang manok (chicken tinola) with malunggay:

Ingredients needed

1 kilo Chicken drumstick choice cuts
1 small young papaya, cut into small pieces.
2 tablespoons ginger, crushed and sliced into strips
1/2 cup Malunggay leaves ( you can also use chili leaves )
1 liter of water
1-2 stalk lemongrass
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 red onion, diced
4 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons patis (fish sauce)


In a stock pot, heat oil and saute’ garlic, onion, chicken, and ginger. While the ingredients are being cooked add water and lemongrass. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes or until chicken is almost done. Season with patis or salt. Add papaya and continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes or until papaya softens but not overcooked. Add Malunggay leaves then turn off the heat. Next is to serve your dish with a smile.


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