The Malunggay plant can grow to as high as 9 meters with erect white trunks. Malunggay has white fragrant flowers that produces long pods with 3-angled winged seeds.
Malunggay may be propagated by planting its seeds about an inch in the ground or matured malunggay stem cuttings of about 3 feet in length may also be planted into the ground.
Laxatives: One suspected cause of severe constipation is the over-use of stimulant laxatives (senna [Senokot], castor oil, and many herbs).
An association has been shown between the chronic use of these products and damage to the nerves and muscles of the colon, possibly resulting in the condition.
For example, a nonsteroidal ant-inflammatory drug or NSAIDs (for example, ibuprofen) or one of the newer and less constipating antidepressants.
Habit: Bowel movements are under voluntary control.
At least that's the message we're getting from the recent burst of celebrity cougar mania and new advertising campaigns from pharmaceutical companies promising that hormones will restore our aging bodies to their former glory.
In addition to the products listed above, there are many others that can cause the condition.
You can use effective simple measures to treat it (for example, increasing dietary fiber) if it is caused by a medication. If simple measures don't work, it may be possible to substitute a less constipating medication.
"Malunggáy" in Philippines, "Sajina" in India, "Shojne" in Bengal, "Munagakaya" in Telugu, "Shenano" in Rajasthani, "Shevaga" in Marathi, "Nuggekai" in Kannada, "Drumstick Tree, Horse Radish Tree, Ben Oil Tree" in English, "La mu" in Chinese.
Malunggay (Moringa Oleifera), is a popular plant known for high nutritional value as well as an herbal medicine.