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10 Health benefits of Drumstick plant (Munga)

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Drumstick plant(Munga), what’s that! Is it the plant which bears wooden drumsticks or is self a drumstick! Many questions and many answers, but believe me guys it is nothing like a joke!

In fact, it is a plant which seems to be a tree but is filled with benefits. In Hindi, it is called ‘munga’ bearing small dark-green coloured leaves.

Today, we will be talking about this plant only with its health benefits too. I am sure, it will be a very interesting thing to know about such plant. Isn’t it. So, lets proceed-


Drumstick plant for health (Munga)

Drumstick plant is a medium-sized tree which measures up to 12 ft in height. Its wild species are found in the Himalayan valleys whereas the normal ones can be seen everywhere.

It can be seen around roadsides, at backyards, gardens and many more. It bears brown coloured bark which is soft. Leaves are very small and grow in groups.

During the flowering season, the tree bears whitish-purple coloured flowers which are edible and cooked as a curry. Lately, it develops into a well-grown fruit.

When the fruit is not mature it looks like the snake’s tail. When the fruit gets wholly developed and thickens; inside it bears pods which has seeds like triangular and bitter.

Nutritions in Drumstick plant(Munga)

  • Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Dietary fibres
  • Water
  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein
  • Sodium
  • Zinc
  • Phosphorus and many more

Uses of Drumstick plant(Munga)

Drumstick plant for health (Munga)
  • Firstly, the tender fruits are used to prepare curries.
  • In South Indian culture, matured drumsticks are used as an ingredient in ‘Sambar’
  • The tender leaves are rich in Iron hence used in curries and soups even.
  • Many other cultures also use the pods to prepare varieties of recipes.

Medicinal/Health benefits of Drumsticks(Munga)

Now, let us move to the most important part of our topic. It is ‘medicinal and health benefits of drumsticks’. Many of us dont know that thsi very plant is filled with curative properties. So, have a look on the following ones-


1. Drumstick For Headache

  • Take the root of Drumstick plant and extract its juice.
  • Mix equal amount of its root juice and jaggery.
  • Give nasya of 1 drop of this mixture.
  • It is highly beneficial in headache.


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