- · 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.
It is best known as an excellent source of nutrition and natural energy booster. This energy boost is not based on sugar so it is sustained. Moringa is also soothing. It helps lower blood pressure and is a sleep aid. Its detoxifying effect may come from Moringa's ability to purify water. Moringa acts as a coagulant attaching itself to harmful material and bacteria. It is believed that this process is taking place in the body as well.
For pregnant and breast-feeding women, moringa leaves can do much to preserve the mother's health and pass on strength to the fetus or nursing child. It is prescribed for malnutrition.