Drumstick seeds

Moringa — also known as Moringa oleifera, the miracle, and drumstick tree — is a tree valued for its nutritious leaves and purported medicinal properties.

Native to Northwestern India, nearly every part of the plant has long been used in herbal medicine to treat more than 300 condition

Moringa extracts might help treat some stomach disorders, such as constipation, gastritis, and ulcerative colitis. The antibiotic and antibacterial properties of moringa may help inhibit the growth of various pathogens, and its high vitamin B content helps with digestion.

Moringa side effects may include:

  • Lower blood pressure and slow heart rate because of the alkaloids in the plant.
  • Uterine contractions from moringa bark.
  • Cell mutations caused by a chemical isolated from roasted moringa seeds.
  • Interference with fertility.
  • Upset stomach, gas or diarrhea due to laxative properties.

Benefits of Drumstick Seeds

  • Moringa leaves and seeds are rich in glucosinolates, which are linked to the plant’s beneficial effects on prostate health in rodents. Researchers have yet to determine whether these same benefits occur in humans.
  • Moringa seed and leaf extracts have been shown to improve penile blood flow in healthy rats and alleviate ED in those with diabetes. In the absence of human studies, it’s unknown whether the plant could help manage ED in men.
  • Moringa leaves and seeds are rich in antioxidants shown to neutralize sperm-damaging oxidative stress in rabbits and mice. Studies in humans are necessary to confirm these findings.
  • Moringa leaf powder may lower the post-meal increase in blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. However, more research is needed before the plant can be recommended for managing the condition.
  • Moringa leaf is likely safe with a low risk of side effects. Still, men who have certain conditions and/or are taking certain medications to manage high blood pressure or diabetes should speak with their healthcare provider prior to trying these plant supplements.