Moringa oleifera

Drum Stick tree

This variety of Indian drumstick is used in most ayurvedic formulations for prostrate health. The isothiocyanates in the plant give it strong anti-tumor properties that can help even in the prevention of prostrate cancer. One of the oldest Indian medical texts, the “Shushruta Sanhita”, written in the beginning of the first century AD, refers to Moringa and its anti-tumor properties. In India, the herb is used for prostrate health among several middle aged and senior males and is also used for post-menopausal care in women. Moringa helps in the overall health of the reproductive system and its anti-tumor and cleansing properties are extremely effective even in the treatment of genital warts. Moringa is also a traditionally accepted aphrodisiac for both men and women and is found to increase sexual urge and energy.

 English  Drum Stick Tree
 Sanskrit  Sobhanjana, Bahala, Tiksnagandha, Akisva, Mocaka
 Assamese  --
 Bengali  Sajina, Sajna, Sajne
 Gujarati  Sargavo, Sekato, Saragavo Parna
 Hindi  Shajoma, Mungna
 Kannada  Neegge, Nugge ele
 Kashmiri  --
 Malayalam  Murinna, Tishnagandha, Muringa, Muringa Elai
 Marathi  Sevaga, Segata, Segata pana, Shewgachi pane
 Oriya  Sajana, Munga, Munika
 Punjabi  Sohanjana
 Tamil  Murungai, Murungai Ilai
 Telugu  Munaga Aku
 Urdu  Sehjan


 

 

Foreign Matter  Not more than 2%
Total Ash  Not more than 18%
Acid insoluble Ash  Not more than 10%
Alcohol soluble extractive  Not less than 3%
Water soluble extractiuve  Not less than 11%


 

 

Rasa    : Madhura, Katu, Tikta

Guna    : Laghu, Ruksa, Sara, Tiksna

Virya    : Usna

Vipaka : Katu

Karma : Caksusuya, Hrdya, Kaphahara, Medohara, Pacana, Pittakara, Samgrahi, Vatahara, Visaghna, Sukrala