Monday, 22 July 2019

Kalong'ay is a super food abundant in the land of the Bikolnon people. In other parts of Lusong it is known also as super food however pronounced differently and has other names.
"OTHER NAME(S): Arango, Árbol de las Perlas, Behen, Ben Ailé, Ben Nut Tree, Ben Oléifère, Benzolive, Canéficier de l’Inde, Chinto Borrego, Clarifier Tree, Drumstick Tree, Horseradish Tree, Indian Horseradish, Jacinto, Kelor Tree, Malunggay, Marango, Mlonge, Moringa oleifera, Moringa pterygosperma, Moringe de Ceylan, Mulangay, Murungakai, Narango, Nebeday, Paraíso Blanco, Perla de la India, Pois Quénique, Sahjna, Saijan, Saijhan, Sajna, San Jacinto, Shagara al Rauwaq, Shigru, Terebinto.

Moringa is a plant that is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. It is also grown in the tropics. The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root are used to make medicine.

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.

Moringa is sometimes applied directly to the skin as a germ-killer or drying agent (astringent). It is also used topically for treating pockets of infection (abscesses), athlete’s foot, dandruff, gum disease (gingivitis), snakebites, warts, and wounds.

Oil from moringa seeds is used in foods, perfume, and hair care products, and as a machine lubricant.

Moringa is an important food source in some parts of the world. Because it can be grown cheaply and easily, and the leaves retain lots of vitamins and minerals when dried, moringa is used in India and Africa in feeding programs to fight malnutrition. The immature green pods (drumsticks) are prepared similarly to green beans, while the seeds are removed from more mature pods and cooked like peas or roasted like nuts. The leaves are cooked and used like spinach, and they are also dried and powdered for use as a condiment.

The seed cake remaining after oil extraction is used as a fertilizer and also to purify well water and to remove salt from seawater."

"Moringa, also known as the Miracle Tree, is a multipurpose plant, as the leaves, pods, fruits, flowers, roots and bark of the tree can be utilized. It is also referred to as Drumstick Tree by the Britishers. In the Philippines, they are referred to as malunggay or malungay. Others refer to moringa ashorseradish tree, benzolive tree, kelor, marango, mlonge, moonga, nébéday, saijhan, sajna or Ben oil tree.
What are the health benefits of moringa?

Scientific research confirms that these humble leaves are a powerhouse of nutritional value. Gram for gram, moringa leaves contain: SEVEN times the vitamin C in oranges, FOUR times the Calcium in milk, FOUR times the vitamin A in carrots, TWO times the protein in milk and THREE times the Potassium in bananas.

There are many benefits of the moringa tree, but the health benefits are the most important. Research has shown that various parts of the moringa tree can be effective in a significant number of health concerns. Here’s a quick look at a few of them:
Moringa is rich in Vitamin A. It contains four times more Vitamin A or beta-carotene than carrots. Hence, it is a weapon against blindness.

It is also a rich source of Vitamin C many times more than oranges.
Normally milk is said to be a rich source of calcium but the amount of calcium present in moringa leaves is way higher than in milk.

The moringa leaves are said to contain two times the protein present in milk.
Bananas are a rich source of potassium. But moringa leaves contain several times more potassium than bananas.

Along with potassium, zinc is also found in large quantities in moringa.If moringa leaves were to be eaten by one and all, the world will be free of anemia as it contains three times more iron than spinach.

With all the junk food eaten these days, many people face problems of high cholesterol. Moringa helps in balancing the cholesterol levels in the body.

Essential Amino acids are also found in moringa. Moringa is also said to balance sugar levels, hence it is helpful in the fight against diabetes.The body's natural defense mechanism increases with the consumption of moringa in the daily diet pattern. Since it is an immunity-stimulant, it is prescribed for AIDS afflicted patients.Moringa leaves can be consumed to stimulate metabolism.

It is also said to have digestive powers.It is a nutrition booster and is known to promote a feeling of well-being in people.If you are looking for non-sugar based energy, then moringa leaves is the answer. Thus, it will also help in the weight loss process.The cell structure of the body is stimulated by the moringa leaves.It is especially useful for lactating mothers. The consumption of moringa has shown dramatic increase in the quantity of breast milk.It is also famous for its anti-bacterial properties.The paste of the moringa leaves is said to beautify the skin and is hence applied by women regularly.It protects the liver and kidneys.It can also be used as a water purifier.

KALONG'AY - contains a staggering 92 nutrients and 46 natural antioxidants and as if that weren’t enough it also holds a number of anti-inflammatory compounds. The sheer number of nutrients found in this tree brings it to the top of the superfoods list, and in its native locations, it is said to have the ability to treat more than 300 diseases and illnesses.
To give you an idea, just a single serving of the Moringa tree contains:
  • 4 times the amount of calcium in the same amount of milk
  • more vitamin C than 7 oranges, double the protein of a banana
  • and 3 times the amount of potassium in a banana
Its high antioxidant levels freeze free radicals in their tracks and cut the risk of cancer while also slowing down the ageing process and promoting longevity.
It lowers cholesterol levels and regulates blood pressure thanks to the high niacin levels and contains large levels of vitamins B3 and B10.

A serving of 100g of this tree gives:
  • over 8g protein
  • over 400mg potassium
  • nearly 450mg calcium
  • as well as 164mg vitamin C
  • and 738 ¼g of vitamin A.
 Vitamins: it also contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B7, A, C, K, E and D.

 Amino Acids: On top of that it contains various other nutrients, including the following essential amino acids:
  • Threonine which is a nutrient that helps metabolism and prevent fatty build up in the liver. It also aids digestion.
  • Isoleucine is good for a healthy brain and helps to give the body natural energy.
  • Leucine works hand in hand with isoleucine to increase energy levels.
  • Phenylalanine aid communication between the brain’s nerve cells and also helps to reduce hunger pangs and it also increases alertness and improve memory.
  • Tryptophan supports your immune system, and its mood boosting ability helps to beat depression and anxiety-associated insomnia. It also reduces the risk of heart attack and lowers bad cholesterol levels.
  • Lysine aids the absorption of calcium into the bones, supports antibodies and regulates various hormones as well as inhibiting the growth of virus cells.
  • Methionine provides the body with sulphur as well as helping to lower cholesterol.  It also supports the liver, kidneys, and helps you to stay younger for longer by keeping skin, hair and nails healthy.
  • Valine helps to keep the mind calm.

There are other amino acids in Moringa too which are not essential to the body but are still good for supporting health.
These include histidine, alanine, glutamic acid, arginine, cysteine, proline, aspartic acid, glycine, serine and tyrosine.
Moringa seeds contain oils that hold high levels of oleic acid, which is great for holistic health.

Nutritional compositions and medicinal uses of different parts of Moringa.

Part of tree Medicinal Uses Nutritive properties
Leaves Moringa leaves treat asthma, hyperglycemia, Dyslipidemia, flu, heart burn, syphilis, malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea, headaches, scurvy, skin diseases, bronchitis, eye and ear infections. Also reduces, blood pressure and cholesterol and acts as an anticancer, antimicrobial, Antioxidant, antidiabetic and anti-atherosclerotic agents, neuroprotectant Moringa leaves contain fibre, fat proteins and minerals like Ca, Mg, P, K, Cu, Fe, and S. Vitamins like Vitamin-A (Beta-carotene), vitamin B-choline, vitamin B1-thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinic acid and ascorbic acid are present. Various amino acids like Arg, His, Lys, Trp, Phe, Thr, Leu, Met, Ile, Val are present. Phytochemicals like tannins, sterols, saponins, trepenoids, phenolics, alkaloids and flavanoids like quercitin, isoquercitin, kaemfericitin, isothiocyanates and glycoside compounds are present
Seeds Seeds of moringa help in treating hyperthyroidism, Chrohn's disease, antiherpes-simplex virus arthritis, rheumatism, gout, cramp, epilepsy and sexually transmitted diseases, can act as antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agents Contains oleic acid (Ben oil), antibiotic called pterygospermin, and fatty acids like Linoleic acid, linolenic acid, behenic acid, Phytochemicals like tannins, saponin, phenolics, phytate, flavanoids, terpenoids and lectins. Apart from these, fats, fibre, proteins, minerals, vitamins like A, B, C and amino acids
Root Bark Root bark acts as a cardiac stimulant, anti-ulcer and anti-inflammatory agent Alkaloids like morphine, moriginine, minerals like calcium, magnesium and sodium
Flower Moringa flowers act as hypocholesterolemic, anti-arthritic agents can cure urinary problems and cold It contains calcium and potassium and amino acids. They also contain nectar
Pods Moringa pods treat diarrhoea, liver and spleen problems, and joint pain Rich in fibre, lipids, non-structural carbohydrates, protein and ash. Fatty acids like oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid and linolenic acid are also present


 Here is the list of the 92 Nutrients mentioned (and more...)

Minerals Aldehydes
1.iron 64.Pentena
2.copper 65.2-Hexenal
3.sodium 66.Heptenal
4.calcium 67.2,4-Heptadienal
5.magnesium Alcohols
6.phosphorus 68.2-Pentenol
7.potassium 69.3,3-Dimethyl-Cyclohexanol
8.sulfur 70.Benzyl alcohol
9.manganese Ketones
10.zinc 71.Methyl heptenone
11.selenium 72. 2-Hexen-4-olide
Vitamins 2-Acetyl pyrrole
12.vitamin B1 (thiamin) 74.Dihydroactinidolide
13.vitamin E Terpenoids
14.Vitamin B1 75.alpha-Himachalene
15.Vitamin B6 76.(E)-Geranyl acetone
16.Vitamin B7 >77.Ti(E)-beta-Ionone
17.Vitamin D Acids
18.Vitamin K 78.Acetic acid
19.vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 79.Pentanoic acid
20.vitamin B3 (niacin) 80.Hexanoic acid
21.Vitamin C 81.Octadecanoic acid
Amino acids 82.Hexadecanoic acid
22.aspartic acid 83. erythrobic acid
23.glutamic acid 84.citric acid
24.serine Others
25.glycine 85.meChlorophyll
26.threonine 86.meDihydrozeatin
27.alanine 87.Zeatin
28.valine 88.Carbohydrates
29.leucine 89.fibers
30.isoleucine Alkaloids
31.histidine 90.Moringine
32.lysine 91.Strophantidin
33.arginine 92.4-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
34.phenylalanine 93.benzyl isothiocyanate
35.tryptophan 94.4-(4’-O-acetyl-α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
36.cystine 95.benzyl isothioyanate
37.proline Flavonoids
38.tyrosine 96.Catechin
39.methionine 97.4-(β-d-glucopyranosyl-1→4-α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)
40.cysteine 98.benzyl thiocarboxamide
41.phenylalanine 99.Epicatechin
42.choline 100.4-O-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
Fats 101.benzyl glucosinolate
43.Myristic 102.Quercetin
44.Palmitic 103.4-(α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)-benzylglucosinolate
45.Palmitoleic 104.Kaempferol
46.Stearic 105.Niazimicin
47.Oleic 106.4-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
48.Linoleic 107.benzyl acetonitrile (niazirin)
49.Linolenic 108.O-ethyl-4-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
50.Arachidic 109.benzyl carmate
51.Eicosenoic Phenolic
52.Behenic 110.Gallic acid
53.Lignoceric 111.Glycerol-1-1-(9-octadecanoate)
Sterols 112.p-Coumaric acid
54.Cholesterol 113.3-O-(6’-O-oleoyl-β-d-glucopyranosyl)-β-sitosterol
55.Brassicasterol 114.Ferulic acid
56.24-methylenecholesterol 115.β-sitosterol-3-O-β-d-glucopyranoside
57.Campesterol 116.Caffeic acid
58.Stigmasterol 117.3-Hydroxy-4-(α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)
59.Ergostadienol 118.benzyl glucosinolate
60.Clerosterol 119.Protocatechuic acid
61.Stigmastanol 120.4-(2/3/4′-O-acetyl-α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)
62.β-sitosterol 121.benzyl glucosinolate
63.venasterol 122.Cinnamic acid
124.Ellagic acid

Here is the list of the 46 natural antioxidants mentioned in our title:

Antioxidants (9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
1.       β-carotene 
2.       calcium 
3.       potassium
4.       Quercetin
5.       Chlorogenic acid
6.       hydroxyanisole (BHA) 
7.       butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
8.       tertiary-butylhydroquinones
9.       propyl gallate
10.   Vitamin E (tocopherols)
11.   ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 
12.   glucose oxidase 
13.   reduced Glutathione
14.   citric acid 
15.   polyphospages
16.   aminopolycarboxylic acids 
17.   vanillin
18.   Moringine 
19.   Strophantidin 
20.   4-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
21.   benzyl isothiocyanate 
22.   4-(4’-O-acetyl-α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
23.   benzyl isothioyanate 
24.   Catechin 
25.   4-(β-d-glucopyranosyl-1→4-α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)
26.   benzyl thiocarboxamide 
27.   Epicatechin 
28.   4-O-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
29.   benzyl glucosinolate 
30.   Quercetin 
31.   4-(α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)-benzylglucosinolate 
32.   Kaempferol 
33.   Niazimicin 
34.   4-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
35.   benzyl acetonitrile (niazirin) 
36.   O-ethyl-4-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
37.   benzyl carmate 
38.   Gallic acid 
39.   Glycerol-1-1-(9-octadecanoate) 
40.   p-Coumaric acid 
41.   3-O-(6’-O-oleoyl-β-d-glucopyranosyl)-β-sitosterol 
42.   Ferulic acid 
43.   β-sitosterol-3-O-β-d-glucopyranoside 
44.   Caffeic acid 
45.   3-Hydroxy-4-(α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)
46.   benzyl glucosinolate 
47.   Protocatechuic acid 
48.   4-(2/3/4′-O-acetyl-α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)
49.   benzyl glucosinolate 
50.   Cinnamic acid 
51.   Glucosinalbin 
52.   Ellagic acid
53.   Glucoraphanin 
54.   Glucoiber

Here is the list of the 46 natural antioxidants mentioned in our title: 
Antioxidants (9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) 1. β-carotene 2. calcium 3. potassium 4. Quercetin 5. Chlorogenic acid 6. hydroxyanisole (BHA) 7. butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) 8. tertiary-butylhydroquinones 9. propyl gallate 10. Vitamin E (tocopherols) 11. ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 12. glucose oxidase 13. reduced Glutathione 14. citric acid 15. polyphospages 16. aminopolycarboxylic acids 17. vanillin 18. Moringine 19. Strophantidin 20. 4-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy) 21. benzyl isothiocyanate 22. 4-(4’-O-acetyl-α-l-rhamnosyloxy) 23. benzyl isothioyanate 24. Catechin 25. 4-(β-d-glucopyranosyl-1→4-α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy) 26. benzyl thiocarboxamide 27. Epicatechin 28. 4-O-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy) 29. benzyl glucosinolate 30. Quercetin 31. 4-(α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)-benzylglucosinolate 32. Kaempferol 33. Niazimicin 34. 4-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy) 35. benzyl acetonitrile (niazirin) 36. O-ethyl-4-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy) 37. benzyl carmate 38. Gallic acid 39. Glycerol-1-1-(9-octadecanoate) 40. p-Coumaric acid 41. 3-O-(6’-O-oleoyl-β-d-glucopyranosyl)-β-sitosterol 42. Ferulic acid 43. β-sitosterol-3-O-β-d-glucopyranoside 44. Caffeic acid 45. 3-Hydroxy-4-(α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy) 46. benzyl glucosinolate 47. Protocatechuic acid 48. 4-(2/3/4′-O-acetyl-α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy) 49. benzyl glucosinolate 50. Cinnamic acid 51. Glucosinalbin 52. Ellagic acid 53. Glucoraphanin 54. Glucoiber 

 71 Antimicrobial / Biocidal Benefits 1. Aspergillus flavin 2. Trichoderma sp 3. Staphylococcus aureus 4. Shigella dysenteriae 5. Shigella boydii 6. Bacillus megaterium 7. Escherichia coli 8. Enterobacter aerogenes 9. Providencia stuartii 10. Klebsiella pneumoniae 11. Pseudomonas aeruginosa 12. Bacillus subtilis 13. Mycobacterium phlei 14. Bacillus cereus 15. Sarcina lutea 16. Basidiobolus ranarum 17. Basidiobolus haptosporus 18. Propionibacterium acnes 19. Staph epidermis 20. Strep pyogenes 21. Trichophyton mentagrophytes 22. Microsporum canis 23. Trichophyton rubrum 24. Epidermophyton floccosum 25. Pseudomonas fluorescens 26. Citrobacter freundii 27. Serratia marcescens 28. Enterobacter sp. 29. Salmonella sp. 30. Proteus vulgaris 31. Streptococcus mutans 32. Vibrio parahaemolyticus 33. Enterococcus faecalis 34. Aeromonas cavieae 35. Streptococcus aureus 36. Streptococcus mutans 37. Penicillium expansum 38. Penicillium digitatum 39. Penicillium aurantiogriseum 40. Penicillium citrinum 41. Aspergillus niger spp. 42. Microcytis aeruginosa 43. Salmonella typhi 44. Vibrio cholera 45. Candida albicans 46. Syphilis 47. Typhoid 48. Urinary Tract Infection 49. Thrush 50. Viral Common cold 51. Epstein-Barr Virus 52. Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1) 53. HIV-AIDS 54. HBV 55. mouth disease virus 56. foot disease virus 57. Warts 58. Dranunculiasis (guinea-worm) 59. Schistosomes 60. Trypanosomes 61. Bronchitis 62. Earache 63. External Sores/Ulcers 64. Fever 65. Hepatic infections 66. Skin (Dermal) infections 67. Throat Infection 68. Water treatment (general) 69. Asthma 70. Malaria 71. Trypanosoma 

 Cancer Therapy / Protection
 1. Cancer Therapy 2. Anti-tumor 3. Prostate cancer 4. Colon cancer 5. lung cancer 6. Esophageal cancer 7. Neuroblastoma 8. Astrocytoma 9. Liver cancer 10. Breast cancer 11. ovarian cancer 12. Radioprotective Circulatory/Endocrine Disorders 1. Anti-anemic 2. Anti-hypertensive 3. Cardiotonic 4. Diabetes 5. hypoglycemia 6. Diuretic 7. Hypocholestemia 8. Hypolipidemic 9. Thyroid 10. goitre 11. Tonic 12. Hepatorenal 13. cardioprotective 14. cardiac arrhythmia 15. coronary artery disease 16. cardiac hypertrophy 17. myocardial infarction 18. heart failure 

1. Antipyretic 2. Purgative 3. Snakebite 4. Scorpion-bite 5. Insect bites 6. Oxidative DNA damage protective 7. Antiperoxidative 8. tsetse fly bites Digestive Disorders Colitis Diarrhea Digestif Dysentery Flatulence Stomach Ulcers Intestinal Ulcers Gastritis intestinal spasms swelling liver fibrosis fatty liver Aiding digestion Inflammation Rheumatism Joint Pain Edema Arthritis Abscesses Immunity Immune-stimulant Weak immunity Lupus Nervous Disorders Anti-spasmodic Epilepsy Hysteria Headache Paralysis convulsions Reduce pain Nutrition

 1. Antinutritional factors 2. Antioxidant 3. Carotenoids 4. Energy 5. Goitrogen 6. Iron deficiency 7. Oil quality 8. Protein 9. Vitamin/Mineral deficiency 10. Malnutrition Reproductive Health 1. Abortifacient 2. Aphrodisiac 3. Birth Control 4. Lactation Enhancer 5. Prostate function 6. increase sex drive 7. improves the quality and flow of mothers’ milk 8. sexually transmitted diseases 9. help during labor Skin Disorders 1. Antiseptic 2. Astringent 3. Pyodermia 4. Rubefacient 5. Vesicant 6. Boils 7. Fire burn wounds 8. Skin rashes Others 1. Bladder 2. urination problems 3. Catarrh 4. Gout 5. Hepatamegaly 6. Lactation 7. Low Back 8. Kidney Pain 9. kidney stones 10. Scurvy 11. Splenomegaly 12. athlete’s foot 13. dandruff 14. warts 15. Weakness of thigh 16. Weakness of calf muscles 17. wounds 18. obesity 19. muscle diseases 20. hysteria 21. Colds 22. Coughs 23. Eye infections 24. throat infections 25. dental decay 26. aphrodisiac substances 27. Dental Caries/Toothache

Side Effects & Safety

Moringa is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth and used appropriately. The leaves, fruit, and seeds might be safe when eaten as food. However, it’s important to avoid eating the root and its extracts. These parts of the plant may contain a toxic substance that can cause paralysis and death. Moringa has been used safely in doses up to 6 grams daily for up to 3 weeks.

There isn’t enough information to know if moringa is safe when used in medicinal amounts.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s LIKELY UNSAFE to use the root, bark or flowers of moringa if you are pregnant. Chemicals in the root, bark, and flowers can make the uterus contract, and this might cause a miscarriage. There is not enough information available about the safety of using other parts of moringa during pregnancy. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Moringa is sometimes used to increase breast milk production. Some research suggests it might do this, however, there isn’t enough information to know if it is safe for the nursing infant. Therefore, it is best to avoid moringa if you are breast-feeding.

MORINGA or KALONG'AY is a Tree of Life.
A Blessing from above that everyone should eat and drink.  It is believe to be from India and Himalaya where mostly the ancestors of Malay People had inter-marriage during the ancient time after the Flood of Noah. But there is no further from the truth that Moringa is a tree from the garden of EDEN. Kalong'ay is a tree of life. To heal and nourish our mortal bodies and fight the corruption of the curse of the evil one in the world. Live long (MABUHAY) and prosper!



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