Frequently Asked Questions

Malunggay

  • What are the health benefits you can get from Malunggay?

    Due to its high vitamins A, C, and E, which are very potent antioxidants, malunggay is a very good quencher of unstable free-radicals that can react with and damage other molecules. Antioxidants reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. They also prevent the onset of various chronic diseases like arthritis, cancer, and heart and kidney diseases.

    Malunggay helps in good eyesight, helps in digestion, facilitates bowel movement, and a cure for stomach aches. It is used to cleanse wounds and ulcers. It helps in cases like scurvy, asthma, earache and headaches. Due to its high calcium content, it is consumed by lactating mothers to produce more milk for their babies, hence, called "mother's best friend."

  • What makes Moringa Oleifera/Malunggay the "Super" Gulay?

    • Its leaves are good sources of calcium, iron, ascorbic acid and phosphorus.

    • Malunggay can also help lower blood pressure, aid in relieving pains caused by rheumatism, headaches and migraines.

    • Malunggay is an anti-tumor plant rich in very potent antioxidants, which help prevent the onset of various chronic diseases like arthritis, cancer, and heart and kidney diseases.

  • Are there any other "Super" things about Malunggay?

    Easy to grow. It propagates with little care and maintenance, and has a low demand for soil nutrients and water, making its production and management easy. It is found in the wild and also common in Filipino backyards and gardens.

    Good to eat! Used in many native Filipino dishes, the leaves go well with soups, coconut milk-based and other main dishes, adding deep color as well as texture and taste.

    Extensively studied by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology, Malunggay has the stamp of approval and recommendation from the prestigious scientific body.

  • New developments regarding Malunggay in lowering and regulating blood sugar of diabetics.

    In 2014, physicians at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) – Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center (OMMC)’s Department of Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Unit embarked on a landmark study presenting the potential use of malunggay as a natural alternative to standard preparations used for lowering and regulating blood sugar. To ensure that the malunggay in the study was administered in standardized doses, the research team opted to use Atienza Naturale Malunggay Capsules, as it featured the purest form of the herb in a medium that could be taken conveniently. According to Doctors Rainier Nery Mozo and Imelda Caole-Ang, an extract derived from malunggay was instrumental in reducing Hemoglobin A1c, a key indicator in the level of blood glucose, in a control group of 60 patients at the OMMC. The study showed a mean reduction of 0.6% in the blood glucose of involved patients after regular dosage of malunggay capsules.

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