Malunggay: for asthma, allergies and so much more

As the population grows so does those who suffer from asthma and allergies. Causes differ from one person to another. Asthma is a type of chronic disease of the airway that makes it hard for a person to breath. Asthma triggers could be due to airborne substances, colds, physical activity, weather conditions or even stress. Allergies on the other hand are caused by the hypersensitivity of the immune system to a certain substance, food or environmental factors. In both cases, anyone is susceptible.


Allergies on the other hand are often treated with anti-histamine drugs that can have side effects such as dry mouth, sleepiness, nausea, restlessness and blurred visions. These side effects affect the day to day life. That is why alternative medicines are becoming popular for people who want to limit side effects of taking medicines, and the benefit from what natural medicines can do to the body.


Can asthma be cured completely?

Asthma is not curable in the same way as bacterial pneumonia. It never entirely goes away, but fortunately can contain it. One natural gift from nature that can help fight asthma and allergies is Malunggay. Also knows as Moringa or Moringa Oleifera, it is a plant that is referred to the miracle tree, drumstick tree, the ben oil tree or the horseradish tree. It is said to be rich of anti-histamines and anti-inflammatory substances. In addition, Moringa seeds also has properties that help fend off asthma and allergies by increasing airflow to the lungs (by decreasing resistance in the respiratory airway), blocking the release of histamine and contains potent anti-microbial activity. Moringa is loaded with anti histamine polyphenols, antioxidants and omega-3. Incorporating moringa into your diet will help you manage your allergies and avoid negative side effects.


Moringa is loaded with antihistamine polyphenols, flavonoids, and antioxidants and it even contains Omega-3; a potent anti-inflammatory.



Moringa is not limited in fighting asthma and allergies, it also has compounds such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, C, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosporus and Zinc. It is also low in fats and has no harmful cholesterol. Because of this, moringa expands its benefits to:

  • nourishing the skin and hair
  • treating edema
  • protecting the liver
  • treating mood disorder
  • improving eye and bone health
  • reducing high blood pressure
  • helping wounds heal faster.


Although there are many ways to adapt moringa in your lifestyle, it is still best to consult your doctor first if taking moringa will benefit. There are certain medications that cannot be combined with Moringa such as levothyroxine, medications for the liver, diabetes medication and high blood pressure medication.


Moringa on its own is truly an exceptional plant. To date, you can purchase moringa powder that you may use to incorporate into your food or take it as a beverage. So, if you are suffering from allergies or asthma, there’s no shortage of medications you can choose from. There are natural alternatives such as lagundi and Malungggay. If you need a break from all those nasal sprays that often leaves you drowsy, Malungggay may be the help you’re looking for.




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