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Medicinal Qualities of Moringa Leaves

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  • Juice from the leaves is believed to have a stabilizing effect on blood pressure and is used to treat anxiety. It is believed to control glucose levels in cases of diabetes.
  • Mixed with honey and followed by a drink of coconut milk 2 or 3 times a day, leaves are used as a remedy for diarrhea, dysentery and colitis.


  • Leaf juice, sometimes with carrot juice added, is used as a diuretic. Eating leaves is recommended in cases of gonorrhea because of the diuretic action.
  • Leaves and buds are rubbed on the temples for headache.
  • A poultice is made from fresh leaves and applied to reduce glandular swelling.
  • Leaf juice is used as a skin antiseptic.
  • Leaves are used to treat fevers, bronchitis, eye and ear infections, scurvy, and catarrh (inflammation of the mucus membrane).
  • Leaves are considered to be anthelmintic ( able to kill intestinal worms).
  • Leaves are used as a purgative.
  • Eating leaves is believed to increase a woman’s milk production and is sometimes prescribed for anemia.

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