MORINGA OLEIFERA Malunggay Scientific research has proven that these humble leaves are in fact a powerhouse of nutritional value. It can rebuild weak bones, enrich anemic blood and nourish breastfed babies.
The leaves are used as vegetable; an excellent source of calcium and iron, a good source of phosphorus and vitamins A and B.It is an important gastrointestinal deoxidant and also serves as a stimulant, digestive, rubefacient, stomachic, sialagogue, alternative, antispasmodic, febrifugue and depurative.
Saluyot ever-present in clearings, farms and waste places in the Philippines.-Contains Vit A, B, C, iron, calcium, phosporus, protein and fiber.
It is a very good expectorant and an effective astringent especially in stopping liquid vowels. Locally, it has been reported that a decoction of the root relieve ones breathing from acute bronchitis.
Its roots are high in calories and vitamin A and the leafy tops are eaten as vegetables. The tops, especially purplish ones applied to boils and acne.