The roots are bitter, acrid, thermogenic, digestive, carminative, anthelmintic, constipating, anti-inflammatory, emmenagogue, diuretic, ophthalmic, expectorant and stimulant. They are useful in dyspepsia, anorexia, verminosis, diarrhoea, colic, flatulence, paralysis, inflammations, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, fever, strangury, vesical and renal calculi. It is used in cough, asthma, bronchitis, pectoral diseases, splenomegaly, epilepsy and cardiopathy
India's ancient tradition of ayurveda medicine sites 300 diseases that are treated with the leaves of the Moringa tree. Gram for gram, Moringa leaves contain:
7 times the vitamin C in oranges
4 times the calcium in milk
4 times the vitamin A in carrots
2 times the protein in milk
3 times the potassium in bananas
It is a strong antioxidant effective against prostate and skin cancers, an anti-tumor and an anti-aging substance.
It modulates anemia, high blood pressure, diabetes, high serum or blood cholesterol, thyroid, liver, and kidney problems.
It has strong anti-inflammatory properties ameliorating rheumatism, joint pain, arthritis, edema, and Lupus.
It is effective against digestive disorders including colitis, diarrhea, flatulence (gas), ulcer or gastritis.
As an anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-viral agent, it is affective against urinary tract infection, typhoid, syphilis, dental caries and toothaches, fungus, thrush, common cold, Epstein-Barr Virus, Herpes-Simplex, HIV AIDS, warts, parasites, worms, schistosomes, and trypanosomes.
As a detoxifying agent, it is effective against snake and scorpion bites.
It is effective against nervous disorders including headaches, migraines, hysteria, and epilepsy.