Known as as shajan in hindi, drumsticks (Moringa oleifera) are loaded with valuable minerals, healthy proteins and essential minerals making it a healthy food. A must-have ingredient in sambar, one can harness its health benefits in numerous ways such as cooking it with other vegetables, lentils (dals) or in the form of soup.
An ancient herbal remedy for many health issues, the leaves of Moringa (as it is sometimes called) or drumstick plant are now making a comeback all over the world as a health aid, thanks to its many benefits.
1. Helps improve digestive health
2. It purifies blood
The leaves and pods of this green vegetable posses blood purifying properties and it also acts as a potent antibiotic agent. The regular consumption of drumsticks, either in the form of soups or juices, reduces acne and other related skin problems.
3. Strengthen Bones
Due to its excellent sources of Calcium, Vitamins and Iron drumsticks are recognized to offer strong bones. Calcium and Phosphorus found in drumstick help in keeping your bones healthy.If you take this in form of juice or with milk regularly, it is seen that these pods help elevate the bone density and also improves bone health in children. This is especially good for the growing children.
4. Good for pregnant and lactating women
Drumsticks help in overcoming symptoms of pregnancy like giddiness and vomiting. It also eases pre pregnancy and post pregnancy complications. It is beneficial for nursing others too as it increases breast milk.
5.Good for ulcers
When there is too much acid in the body, you often experience ulcers. The nutrient-rich and body-alkalising Moringa leaf powder helps counterbalance the acid-creating effects of an unhealthy diet.
6. Boosts Immune System
This veggie cum herbal plant is excellent in dealing immune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis as it contains Vitamin C, B1, B6 and oleic acids. The body develops immunity against the infectious pathogens. This keeps our immune system strong enough.
7. Relieves respiratory disorders
Drumsticks have anti-inflammatory properties and generous amounts of vitamin C which helps in inhibiting the growth of allergies in the respiratory tract due to allergens and prevents them from developing into infections and congestion.
8. Provides Glow To The Skin
Consumption of the juice of drumstick pods is extremely useful in improving the glow of skin due to it’s antioxidant properties and high content of vitamin C. Big beauty brands make an acne treatment by extracting oils from drumstick seeds and used in facial masks and body masks to nourish skin, prevents skin from acne and give it a healthy glow to the skin.