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Mik

Sometimes I sweeten up my Fundador brandy with a little orange juice or pineapple juice on ice. I was also reading the other day about malunggay/kamunggay. The kamunggay tree has lots of vitamins and minerals. It's real easy to grow in your yard. You just take a cutting from another tree and stick in the ground and water it. I have two small kamunggay in my yard now. Maybe you have already eaten it in utan soup with fish or chicken.

 

"Flowers, leaves and pods eaten as a vegetable. Source of calcium, iron, phosphorus and vitamins A, B and C. Comparative content: 7 times the vitamin C in oranges, 4 times the calcium and twice the protein in milk, 4 times the vitamin A in carrots, 3 times the potassium in bananas. 100 gms or 1 cup of cooked malunggay leaves contain 3.1 g protein, 0.6 g fiber, 96 mg calcium, 29 mg phosphorus, 1.7 mg iron, 2,820 mg beta-carotene, 0.07 mg thiamin, 0.14a mg riboflavin, 1.1 mg niacin, and 53 mg of vitamin C." (Dr. Lydia Marero of the Food and Drug Research Institute) http://www.stuartxchange.org/Malunggay.html

 

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Mike in Cebu

Edited by M.Morey

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Bukwali

I agree Mike, this tree is like a multivitamin tablet, My mother in law and myself use it as a treatment of Diabetes, I found this article below in an old Sun star edition:

 

" Perhaps not too many people know that the late President Ferdinand Marcos himself was a malunggay addict, consuming soup littered with green leaves in every meal in addition to the legendary 'saluyot' and 'labong' (bamboo shoots) as his main fare.

 

Malunggay trees are generally grown in the backyards. The small, oval, dark-green leaves are famous vegetable ingredient in soup, fish and chicken dishes. Scientifically, it is called 'Moringa oelifera.' Despite its legendary potentials, malunggay is still relatively unknown.

 

"The sale of all forms of vitamins, minerals, and health supplements is a big business," points out Moringa Zinga, an American company that promotes and sells malunggay products in capsules. "If you are a company selling hundreds of nutritional products, why would you sell a product that will wipe out all your other products? This is true for the pharmaceutical industries as well. These industries would rather that the general public remains ignorant about the moringa leaves."

 

According to the Biotechnology Program Office of the Department of Agriculture, the malunggay has been found by biochemists and molecular anthropologists to be rich in vitamins C and A, iron, and high-density lipoprotein or good cholesterol.

 

Due to its high calcium content (four times the calcium in milk), lactating mothers in the Philippines are often advised to consume malunggay leaves to produce more milk for their babies. The young malunggay leaves are being boiled and drink as tea.

 

Malunggay leaves are loaded with nutrients. Gram for gram, malunggay leaves also contain two times the protein in milk. Likewise, it contains three times the potassium in bananas and four times the vitamin A in carrots.

 

Health nutritionists claim that an ounce of malunggay has the same Vitamin C content as seven oranges. An important function of vitamin C not known to many is its being an antioxidant. In fact, it has been recognized and accepted by the US Food and Drug Administration as one of the four dietary antioxidants, the others being vitamin E, beta-carotene and selenium. (A dietary oxidant is a substance in food that significantly decreases the adverse effects of harmful chemicals.)

 

There are more health benefits. Vivencio Mamaril, of Bureau of Plant Industry, told a national daily that in India, malunggay is used in treating various ailments. A 2001 study in India has found that the fresh root of the young tree can be used to treat a fever. Asthmatics are advised to drink the infusion from the roots of the plant.

 

Tender malunggay leaves also reduce phlegm and are administered internally for scurvy and catarrhal conditions, while the flowers are used to heal inflammation of the tendons and abscesses. Unripe pods of malunggay can prevent intestinal worms, while the fruit also prevents eye disorders.

 

Other studies have shown that eating malunggay fruits can lead to higher semen count. This is good news for men who may not be able to sire children. They can now count on the malunggay to work its magic on them.

 

Because of its nutritional content, malunggay strengthens the immune system, restores skin condition, controls blood pressure, relieves headaches and migraines, manages the sugar level thereby preventing diabetes, reduces inflammations and arthritis pains, restricts the growth of tumors, and heals ulcers. This information comes from Dr. Kumar Pati, an Indian doctor who is an expert in natural medicine.

 

The "next big thing" in Philippine agriculture. That is how the agriculture department considers malunggay. "Malunggay can save lives, increase incomes, generate millions of jobs, utilize vast tracts of idle agricultural lands, make the Philippines globally competitive, impact local and international market, and help attain socio-economic equity," explained Alice Ilaga, director of the DA's Biotechnology Program.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Malunggay: The miracle vegetable

By Henrylito D. Tacio"

 

 

Here are some more links: http://www.stii.dost.gov.ph/sntpost/frames...sept04/pg41.htm

 

http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=12&sec=reader...date=10/14/2007

 

Recently my wife wanted to start a new tree so she cut a large limb of our existing tree and stuck it the ground at the new location, later she noticed that she put the cutting in upside down.....But its still growing very,very well

 

John.

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Mike S

Hey Mike and John ....... thanks for the info on the malunggay ...... each day when we take a walk either to catch a taxi or just walk the neighborhood we pass a small plot of land trended to by the caretaker here where we live ........ many times Julie would say "that is malunggay " and point it out ...... as it was planted in rows I knew the caretaker had planted it ...... well after reading what you guys wrote I had Julie ask him if we could buy some from him as it is fresh and not from the store ........ he said no ...... just take what you want ....... so Julie got a bunch and she is going to fix them with munggo beans ...... for tomorrows ulam ..... yum .. yum ..... do love those munggo beans ....... again .... thanks for the info .......

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Daisy
Hey Mike and John ....... thanks for the info on the malunggay ...... each day when we take a walk either to catch a taxi or just walk the neighborhood we pass a small plot of land trended to by the caretaker here where we live ........ many times Julie would say "that is malunggay " and point it out ...... as it was planted in rows I knew the caretaker had planted it ...... well after reading what you guys wrote I had Julie ask him if we could buy some from him as it is fresh and not from the store ........ he said no ...... just take what you want ....... so Julie got a bunch and she is going to fix them with munggo beans ...... for tomorrows ulam ..... yum .. yum ..... do love those munggo beans ....... again .... thanks for the info .......

 

 

Malungay or kalamungggay is a magic tree for us Filipinos along with the coconut tree!

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ayala

Excellent post below on the benefits of food-The uses of food over medications can be the way to go being foods do not have side effects.For those guys using viagra n cialis and and the likes,they know they have long and short term consequences.a friend age 42 his girlfriend 21 told me once that because of his high blood pressure meds,he can't perform and his GF was freakin out.I did some research on the subject and told him to get some GOBO(an all natural Root vegetable) cut it up fine and boil it for about 15 minutes but only 3-4 times a week.His GF was making this for him a couple times a day.The next time I saw him he was humorously complaining that now he can't get it down and his GF was pregnant.Also I had a couple guys who live at the french baker ask me if I knew where they could get some viagra,I told them the same as the above about GOBO.I have been cooking with GOBO since in my early twenties and now I go to the japaneses food store just up the road from the country mall-Michiya-and they are always out of stock,when before they always had plenty. :)

 

 

 

apples

Protects your heart

prevents constipation

Blocks diarrhea

Improves lung capacity

Cushions joints

 

apricots

Combats cancer

Controls blood pressure

Saves your eyesight

Shields against Alzheimer's

Slows aging process

 

artichokes

Aids digestion

Lowers cholesterol

Protects your heart

Stabilizes blood sugar

Guards against liver disease

 

avocados

Battles diabetes

Lowers cholesterol

Helps stops strokes

Controls blood pressure

Smoothes skin

 

bananas

Protects your heart

Quiets a cough

Strengthens bones

Controls blood pressure

Blocks diarrhea

 

beans

Prevents constipation

Helps hemorrhoids

Lowers cholesterol

Combats cancer

Stabilizes blood sugar

 

beets

Controls blood pressure

Combats cancer

Strengthens bones

Protects your heart

Aids weight loss

 

blueberries

Combats cancer

Protects your heart

Stabilizes blood sugar

Boosts memory

Prevents constipation

 

broccoli

Strengthens bones

Saves eyesight

Combats cancer

Protects your heart

Controls blood pressure

 

cabbage

Combats cancer

Prevents constipation

Promotes weight loss

Protects your heart

Helps hemorrhoids

 

cantaloupe

Saves eyesight

Controls blood pressure

Lowers cholesterol

Combats cancer

Supports immune system

 

carrots

Saves eyesight

Protects your heart

Prevents constipation

Combats cancer

Promotes weight loss

 

cauliflower

Protects against Prostate Cancer

Combats Breast Cancer

Strengthens bones

Banishes bruises

Guards against heart disease

 

cherries

Protects your heart

Combats Cancer

Ends insomnia

Slows aging process

Shields against Alzheimer's

 

chestnuts

Promotes weight loss

Protects your heart

Lowers cholesterol

Combats Cancer

Controls blood pressure

 

chili peppers Aids digestion

Soothes sore throat

Clears sinuses

Combats Cancer

Boosts immune system

 

 

figs

Promotes weight loss

Helps stops strokes

Lowers cholesterol

Combats Cancer

Controls blood pressure

 

fish

Protects your heart

Boosts memory

Protects your heart

Combats Cancer

Supports immune system

 

flax

Aids digestion

Battles diabetes

Protects your heart

Improves mental health

Boosts immune system

 

garlic

Lowers cholesterol

Controls blood pressure

Combats cancer

kills bacteria

Fights fungus

 

grapefruit

Protects against heart attacks

Promotes Weight loss

Helps stops strokes

Combats Prostate Cancer

Lowers cholesterol

 

 

grapes

saves eyesight

Conquers kidney stones

Combats cancer

Enhances blood flow

Protects your heart

 

green tea

Combats cancer

Protects your heart

Helps stops strokes

Promotes Weight loss

Kills bacteria

 

honey

Heals wounds

Aids digestion

Guards against ulcers

Increases energy

Fights allergies

 

lemons

Combats cancer

Protects your heart

Controls blood pressure

Smoothes skin

Stops scurvy

 

limes

Combats cancer

Protects your heart

Controls blood pressure

Smoothes skin

Stops scurvy

 

mangoes

Combats cancer

Boosts memory

Regulates thyroid

aids digestion

Shields against Alzheimer's

 

mushrooms

Controls blood pressure

Lowers cholesterol

Kills bacteria

Combats cancer

Strengthens bones

 

oats

Lowers cholesterol

Combats cancer

Battles diabetes

prevents constipation

Smoothes skin

 

olive oil

Protects your heart

Promotes Weight loss

Combats cancer

Battles diabetes

Smoothes skin

 

onions

Reduce risk of heart attack

Combats cancer

Kills bacteria

Lowers cholesterol

Fights fungus

 

oranges

Supports immune systems

Combats cancer

Protects your heart

Straightens respiration

 

peaches

prevents constipation

Combats cancer

Helps stops strokes

aids digestion

Helps hemorrhoids

 

peanuts

Protects against heart disease

Promotes Weight loss

Combats Prostate Cancer

Lowers cholesterol

Aggravates

diverticulitis

 

pineapple

Strengthens bones

Relieves colds

Aids digestion

Dissolves warts

Blocks diarrhea

 

prunes

Slows aging process

prevents constipation

boosts memory

Lowers cholesterol

Protects against heart disease

 

rice

Protects your heart

Battles diabetes

Conquers kidney stones

Combats cancer

Helps stops strokes

 

 

strawberries

Combats cancer

Protects your heart

boosts memory

Calms stress

 

sweet potatoes

Saves your eyesight

Lifts mood

Combats cancer

Strengthens bones

 

tomatoes

Protects prostate

Combats cancer

Lowers cholesterol

Protects your heart

 

walnuts

Lowers cholesterol

Combats cancer

boosts memory

Lifts mood

Protects against heart disease

 

water

Promotes Weight loss

Combats cancer

Conquers kidney stones

Smoothes skin

 

watermelon

Protects prostate

Promotes Weight loss

Lowers cholesterol

Helps stops strokes

Controls blood pressure

 

 

wheat germ

Combats Colon Cancer

prevents constipation

Lowers cholesterol

Helps stops strokes

improves digestion

 

wheat bran

Combats Colon Cancer

prevents constipation

Lowers cholesterol

Helps stops strokes

improves digestion

 

yogurt

Guards against ulcers

Strengthens bones

Lowers cholesterol

Supports immune systems

Aids digestion

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bret
Excellent post below on the benefits of food-The uses of food over medications can be the way to go being foods do not have side effects.For those guys using viagra n cialis and and the likes,they know they have long and short term consequences.a friend age 42 his girlfriend 21 told me once that because of his high blood pressure meds,he can't perform and his GF was freakin out.I did some research on the subject and told him to get some GOBO(an all natural Root vegetable) cut it up fine and boil it for about 15 minutes but only 3-4 times a week.His GF was making this for him a couple times a day.The next time I saw him he was humorously complaining that now he can't get it down and his GF was pregnant.Also I had a couple guys who live at the french baker ask me if I knew where they could get some viagra,I told them the same as the above about GOBO.I have been cooking with GOBO since in my early twenties and now I go to the japaneses food store just up the road from the country mall-Michiya-and they are always out of stock,when before they always had plenty. :rolleyes:

 

My GF must be made of GOBO.

 

hehehehe.

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ayala
My GF must be made of GOBO.

 

hehehehe.

these guys GF's were all honeys tooo.

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thebob

I'm always surprised at lists of foods that are supposed to have particular healing properties.

 

The links were of no help they only point to sites using disproven modalities such as acupuncture.

 

I understand that this is meant to be helpful, but there is very little evidence to support these claims.

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batman2525

yes...but your list didnt include coconut water....hehe.

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Jess Bartone

I'm always surprised at lists of foods that are supposed to have particular healing properties.

 

The links were of no help they only point to sites using disproven modalities such as acupuncture.

 

I understand that this is meant to be helpful, but there is very little evidence to support these claims.

 

Well Bob, far be it from me to speak with any authority on medical/food matters, but modern drugs are largely made by synthesising the active ingredients in plants.

 

But hey, if you feel safer being a sceptic, by all means go ahead.

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RogerDuMond

My parents, both who are currently in a low-cholesterol program were told by their nutritionist and doctor to stay away from AVOCADOS since it's 98% fat and has the highest level of protein that can contribute to blockage. My dad is a survivor of heart attack. Avocados is a real no-no for him.

Now each person is different and react differently to foods, but you may want to have the nutritionist and doctor check the following articles. Avocados are about 15 percent fat, but the majority of the fat is monounsaturated fat. They are high in protein for a fruit, but are only about 2.4 percent protein. They have been shown to increase the good cholesterol while decreasing the bad cholesterol.

 

http://www.avocadosource.com/WAC2/WAC2_p025.htm

 

http://www.organicavos.com/nutrition.htm

 

http://www.all-about-lowering-cholesterol.com/avocado-cholesterol-and-avocado-fat.html

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ayala

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I'm always surprised at lists of foods that are supposed to have particular healing properties.

 

The links were of no help they only point to sites using disproven modalities such as acupuncture.

 

I understand that this is meant to be helpful, but there is very little evidence to support these claims.

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Daisy

I do respect an individual's like or dislike, what he prefers or what he won't....of course to each his own! :hijack::rolleyes:

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washingtonian88

Beans and Garlic --- these cause terrible side effects in my relationship

--- these make both ends of the holes really stink, for some reason my honey really enjoys it when the side effects kick in

--- I hate these two

 

 

Yes to everything else on your list!

But then again, I eat anything that taste and look good (not moving).

Long good sleep and great food (not necessarily healthy) are simple luxuries in life I can never live without.

 

Thanks for the healthy list... thumbs_up.gif

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Jess Bartone

Beans and Garlic --- these cause terrible side effects in my relationship

--- these make both ends of the holes really stink, for some reason my honey really enjoys it when the side effects kick in

--- I hate these two

......

 

Those things are best when shared... if you're both making the same smells and noises, it's funny.

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