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What are the medicinal benefits of moringa?

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The leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, bark and roots of moringa can act as ingredients in a powerful medicine that treats arthritis, anemia, cancer, epilepsy and high blood pressure. It can also reduce swelling, increase sex drive, boost the immune system, prevent pregnancy and increase milk production, notes WebMD.

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Moringa is an antioxidant full of proteins, vitamins and minerals that seems to insulate cells from damage. It can also act as an astringent to dry the skin or to kill germs. When topically applied, moringa treats abscesses, dandruff, gum disease, athlete's foot, warts and wounds, according to WebMD.

Moringa is easy and inexpensive to grow, and its dried leaves retain many of their vitamins and minerals, making it a useful food source in different parts of the world. Charitable programs in India and Africa use it to fight malnutrition, reports WebMD.

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