Moringa Oleifera is also known as Moringa , drumstick tree , horseradish tree , ben oil tree or benzolive tree . Various parts of the Moringa tree are edible - immature seed pods ( drumsticks ) , leaves , mature seeds , flowers roots , bark and sap are used in traditional medicines . Moringa leaves are the most nutritious part of the plant can be cooked and used in similar ways to spinach or can be dried and crushed into a powder for soups and sauces . The immature seeds pods ( drumsticks ) are consumed in Asia by parboiling and cooking in a curry until soft . Seeds are removed from the mature pods and eaten like peas or roasted like nuts .
Oil can be extracted from the seeds which can be used in cooking , perfumes ,hair products and machine lubricants . Moringa can be taken for
- stomach pain and ulcers
- heart problems
- high blood pressure
- kidney stones
- symptoms of menepause
- thyroid disorders and infections
- immune booster
- an antioxidant
- reducing swelling
- increases sex drive
- increases breast milk production
Moringa can be applied directly to the skin as a germ killer , can treat pockets of infection ( abscesses ) , atheletes foot , dandruff , gum diseases , snake bites , warts and wounds .