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English name:Drumstick Leaves.

Botanical name: Moringa oleifera.

Sanskrit name: Shigru patram.

Tamil name: Murungai.  


Indications:
  • Balances all the three doshas (Tridosha)
  • Relieves:
    • Loss of appetite
    • Internal body heat
    • Heat of head
    • Giddiness
    • Eye diseases
  • It is an aphrodisiac
  • Relieves constipation
  • Helps in downward movement of air and faeces

Preparation:

Ingredients:

Drumstick Leaves – 2 bunches
Mung dhal – 1
Mustard – 1 tsp
Asafoetida – 1 pinch
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Ghee – 2 tsp
Rock salt – according to taste


Method:

Separate the leaves, wash and chop them. Cook mung dhal well in water. When mung dhal is fully cooked, add the chopped leaves and cook for few minutes till the leaves become tender. Season it with asafoetida, mustard and cumin seeds fried in ghee.


Glossary:

Tridosha – Three body humors i.e., Vata, Pitta and Kapha

Dosha – Body humor that has gone out of balance

Vata – It refers to one of the three doshas. It is made of air and ether. This functional unit of the body is characterized by movement, coldness, lightness and dryness. When out of balance, it produces pain in various body parts.

Pitta – It is one of the three doshas and is made up of fire and water. Pitta is characterized by heat, temperature and digestion in the body. When imbalanced it produces heat and a burning sensation.

Kapha – Constitutes one of the three doshas. This is made of earth and water. It is characterized by fluidity, strength and nourishment. When imbalanced it produces heaviness and phlegm in the body.


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Posted by:  giri1969, India  Posted on: 7/5/2012
very usefull tips and methoed of preparation
green ind giri
Posted by:  Velan22, India  Posted on: 10/5/2010
short and useful longy dietary as well as healthy tips
Posted by:  523523, Malaysia  Posted on: 6/19/2010
boiled the leaves and drank it . made me feel so much lighter
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