Drumstick, Horse Radish
Latin name: Moringa pterygosperma Gaertn., Moringa oleifera (Moringaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Shigru, Shobhanjana, Sahijna, Sainjna, Munaga
Moringa is used for "tired blood"(anemia); arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism); asthma; cancer; constipation; diabetes; diarrhea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomach and intestinal ulcers; intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid retention; thyroid disorders; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.
Moringa is also used to reduce swelling, increase sex drive (as an aphrodisiac), prevent pregnancy, boost the immune system, and increase breast milk production. Some people use it as a nutritional supplement or tonic.
Soup prepared from leaves is helpful in treating Menstrual cramps.