Behen (Moringa oleifera)

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27370068_mlMoringa oleifera is also known as horseradish tree, ben tree, or drumstick tree. The tree originates from India,  and has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat and prevent disease.

Moringa contains proteins, vitamins, and minerals. It is also an antioxidant that seems to help protect cells from damage.

It can be taken as a nutritional supplement.

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Medicinal Parts Used: leaves, bark, nuts and root

Indications and usage: used for anemia, arthritis and other joint pain, asthma, constipation, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy, stomach pain, stomach and intestinal ulcers, intestinal spasms, headache, heart problems, high blood pressure, kidney stones, fluid retention, thyroid disorders, and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.

Moringa is also used to reduce swelling, increase sex drive (as an aphrodisiac), prevent pregnancy, boost the immune system, and increase breast milk production.

Moringa is sometimes applied directly to the skin as a germ-killer or drying agent (astringent). It is also used topically for treating pockets of infection (abscesses), athlete’s…

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