FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. 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."
2. 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.
- Other parts such as the seeds, the young pods, and the flowers have anti-oxidant and anti-diabetic properties.
- Internal organs are said to benefit from the vegetable as malunggay pods are dewormers, good for treating liver and spleen problems, and for joint pains and malnutrition.
- Malunggay seeds can be used in treating arthritis, rheumatism, gout, cramp, STD, boils and urinary problems, and is a relaxant for epilepsy.
- Malunggay is also used for purgative and anti-fungal purposes as well.
- Tradition holds-and science proves-that malunggay is a "galactogogue," a valuable vegetable for lactating women, as it helps stimulate milk production for feeding babies.
3. 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.
4. What is Activated Carbon?
Activated Carbon is derived from charcoal - the cold, hard, black remains of burnt plant-based sources like hardwood, bamboo, coconut or peat. Unknown to most people, this by-product, which has been mostly ignored, has been extensively studied and tested by prestigious scientific and medical authorities for various medicinal purposes.
5. What "Miracle" cures have been attributed to Activated Carbon?
Among its claimed medical applications and benefits are the following:
- Relieves hyperacidity.
- Stops the growth of bacteria and removes odors.
- Relieves inflammation.
- Prevents the development of rabies (from animal bites), relieves insect bites and may help prevent the development of inflammation and complications from snake bites.
- Relieves sore throat and cough.
- Cleanses and dries up boils, ulcers, wounds, and pimples.
- Cures and dries up cysts.
- Controls abnormal growth such as corns or solid masses.
6. What is ADSORPTION and what does it do?
Activated Carbon is a form of carbon processed to be riddled with small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for adsorption. Adsorption acts by electrostatically binding molecules to the surfaces of the charcoal particle - technically known as chemisorption. That means adsorption attracts toxic molecules to its surface and traps other carbon-based impurities to neutralize their harmful and damaging effects.
7. HOW DOES ACTIVATED CARBON WORK?