The seeds of the moringa plant have been used in Ayurveda medical practice for centuries to treat a variety of ailments and to improve overall health in patients. The antibiotic properties of moringa seeds make them valuable in poultices and topical treatments for bacterial infections and other conditions of the skin. Taken internally, moringa seeds have traditionally been used to reduce the frequency of epileptic fits and to treat arthritis and rheumatoid disorders. The seeds are used in India as an anthelmintic.
An anthelmintic is used to kill worms in the body. The seeds are used against fevers and used in the treatment of abdominal tumors.In Aruba, the seeds are crushed and made into paste that is applied to warts. In India, the seed oil is externally applied to relieve the pain and swelling in gout and rheumatism. It is also used to treat skin disease. A study was published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 1992. Ethnopharmacology is dedicated to the exchange of information and understanding about native people’s use of plants, fungi, animals, microorganisms and minerals and their biological and pharmacological effects. This published study showed Moringa seeds made into an infusion demonstrated an ability to reduce intestinal spasms and increase urine flow.
This information is not based on double blind research but Ayurvedic medicine has been used for hundreds of years and is used by physicians in India today. Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine are two of the most effective healing systems in the world. Non-Traditional healing therapies used by a competent physician educated properly is highly successful with fewer side effects than standard medicine. You should not expect a standard medicine physician who has little knowledge and experience in non- traditional medicine to administer it properly. It is not in his expertise or within his experience. If you want a doctor who knows how to use non-traditional medicine, find a holistic doctor such as a Homeopath, Naturopathic doctor, Asian doctor who specializes in herbal medicine or Ayurvedic physician from India. The right physician for the the right therapy. Moringa leaves, flowers, pods, and bark, offer a new insight towards this healing tree.