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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, can reach at the height up to 12 m and trunk can reach at of 45 cm diameter. The leaves are dark green, feathery foliage, tri-pinnate. The flowers are a yellowish-white found in clusters, which is fragrant. The fruit is a hanging stick, dark green and fleshy, three-sided brown, up to 45 cm, contain globular seeds with a diameter about 1 cm, 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, ant-iepileptic, hepatoprotective, diuretic, anti-hypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, anti-diabetic,  antibacterial and anti-fungal.

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How to prepare medicines:

Leaf juice, coconut milk and jaggery boiled well to reduce the quantity by 1 /3 can used as a herbal tonic.

Leaf and fruits and flowers  are used in culinary uses

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






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