Medicinal uses of drumstick leaves

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Drumstick (Sahijan/Munga)is the most commonly used vegetable in Indian cuisine; it lends that typical flavor to the ever so famed South Indian curries. Drumstick and the leaves particularly, are loaded with nutrients and minerals. Read all about it and more in this post. Drumstick leaves are used as a first aid and for curing a number of common ailments in rural India. Here’s a collection of such remedies using drumstick leaves:


* When you are suffering from a headache, all you have to do is to grind a few leaves of drumstick with a few pepper corns and smear it on your aching forehead. 

* Cuts, gashes, sprains or swellings? No problem. Just grind a drumstick leaves with castor oil and apply the paste on the affected parts.

* Make a paste of equal quantities of drumstick leaves and radish leaves and apply it externally on bleeding piles.

* Suffering from whooping cough? Then mix 1 tbsp juice of drumstick leaves with a spoonful of honey and have it.

* Too lean? Find it hard to put on weight? Then mix pepper powder with 2 tbsp each of juice from drumstick leaves and lemon. Take it regularly for 48 days.

* Suffering from severe cold? Runny nose? Then put 1-2 drops of the juice of drumstick leaves in your nostrils.

* Take1 tsp of drumstick juice mixed with 2 tsp of pumpkin juice for urinary and bladder problems.

* As a beauty aid, apply the juice of drumstick leaves mixed with lemon juice to get a clear and glowing complexion.

* For mumps, pound the barks of drumstick and deodhar with buttermilk on a stone slab and apply the paste on the swelling.




9 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:38 PM

    What should I eat when ever am in my period
    and what should I take if am in my period.

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  2. Hi Anonymous, this comment is not relevant to this post. Anyways, just try and avoid salty food and food which may bring about bloating and flatulence. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and if at all you are suffering from PMS, refer to this post> for home-remedies.

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  3. Wow, what a nice way to go about highlighting the medicinal values of all select veggies…. Thanks a ton for all the useful info.

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  4. Krystal8:40 AM

    Drumstick leaves are excellent sources of calcium and magnesium which can help to increase the bone mineral density and keep osteoporosis at bay. Calcium and magnesium present in the leaves and pods of drumstick can also prevent cramps and muscle twitching.

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  5. Anonymous8:41 AM

    The fiber and the mucilaginous coating inside the drumstick help to improve gut health by preventing constipation, diverticular disease and ulcers. Phytonutrients in drumsticks have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which prevent metabolic diseases like diabetes, obesity, cardiac diseases etc. They are particularly helpful in preventing cancers.

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  6. Because of the high calcium, iron, and vitamins, drumstick leaves can be used as a wonderful tonic for infant and growing kids and teens to promote strong and healthy bones and for purifying the bloodstream. To prepare the tonic, drumstick leaves should be ground with water, filtered, and mixed with milk.

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  7. Surajrani8:43 AM

    Drumstick-leaf juice is also very beneficial for pregnant women as it can help them overcome sluggishness of the uterus, ease delivery, and reduce post-delivery complications.

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  8. FRESH LEAVES OF DRUM STICK LEAVES SHOULD BE GROUNDED AND JUICE EXTRACTED 4 TO 8 DROPS IT IS VERY AFECTIVE IN CONJUCTEVITIS YOU WONT GET IT AGAIN IN THE SAME CALENDAR YEAR

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  9. @reggieviegas: Thanks for sharing this with us

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