Moringa is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It contains significant amounts of vitamin A, C, and E; calcium; potassium; and protein.
Juice from the leaves is believed to have a stabilizing effect on blood pressure and is used to treat anxiety. It is believed to control glucose levels in cases of diabetes.
Mixed with honey and followed by a drink of coconut milk 2 or 3 times a day, leaves are used as a remedy for diarrhea, dysentery and colitis.
Leaf juice, sometimes with carrot juice added, is used as a diuretic. Eating leaves is recommended in cases of gonorrhea because of the diuretic action.
Leaves and buds are rubbed on the temples for headache.
A poultice is made from fresh leaves and applied to reduce glandular swelling.
Leaf juice is used as a skin antiseptic.
Leaves are used to treat fevers, bronchitis, eye and ear infections, scurvy, and catarrh (inflammation of the mucus membrane).
Leaves are considered to be anthelmintic ( able to kill intestinal worms). Leaves are used as a purgative.
Eating leaves is believed to increase a woman's milk production and is sometimes prescribed for anemia.