Sigru - The "Miracle Tree"

Sigru [Moringa oleifera] is often referred to as a panacea and is claimed to be used to cure more than 300 diseases.

Sigru has the ability to influence a variety of body processes positively, including eyesight, respiration, digestion and toxin filtration.

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Sigru (Moringa oleifera LAM.): Overview Health Benefits

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What is Sigru?

Sigru (शिग्रु - Shigru)) (Drumstick Tree/Horse-radish Tree/ Moringa oleifera) is an exceptionally nutritious vegetable tree with a variety of uses. It is commonly known as 'drumstick tree' or' horse-radish tree' also.

Sigru history dates back to 4,000 years ago, with earlier civilizations using it to help alleviate anemia, arthritis, joint pain and constipation.

The most amazing fact about Sigru is that it is a storehouse of nutrients and medicinal chemicals. Sigru is one of the effective supplement due to its powerful antioxidant properties.
In addition, Sigru has the ability to influence a variety of body processes positively, including eyesight, respiration, digestion and toxin filtration.

English Name : Moringa / Drumstick / Horse Radish,
Family : Moringaceae.
Synonyms : Guilandina moringa L. Hyperanthera moringa (L.) Vahl, Moringa zeylanica Burmann.

  • Sigru

  • Shigru botanical name: Moringa oleifera Lam., |
  • Leaf
Sigru is found in sub-Himalayan tracts of North West India.
Phytoconstituents : Carbohydrate, Protein, Vitamins, Beta-Carotene, Ascorbic acid, amino acids and various phenolics. It is also contains zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol.
Medicinal Uses : Diabetes, urinary disorders, , kidney stones, fluid retention, heart problems, high blood pressure, cough, cold, asthma, anaemia, arthritis, joint pain (rheumatism), cancer, liver disease, and respiratory, skin, Abdominal tumor, digestive disorders, constipation, diarrhea, epilepsy, stomach pain, stomach and intestinal ulcers, intestinal spasms, headache , thyroid disorders, bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.

Sigru provides an excellent source of several essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients including proteins, vitamin B6, riboflavin, vitamin C, and iron.

Sigru is rich in nutritionowing to the presence of a variety of essential phytochemi-cals present in its leaves, pods and seeds. It provides 92 kinds of nutrients, which is hard to find another food source.

In fact, Sigru is said to provide some nutrients more than oranges, carrots, milk, bananas and spinach.

SIGRU NUTRITION COMPARISON

milk
17 x more Calcium than Milk
egg
7 x more Vitamin B7 than Egg
oranges
7 x more Vitamin C than Orange
banana
15 x more Potassium than Banana
carrot
4 x more Vitain A than Carrot
spinach
25 x more Iron than Spinach
wheats
4 x more Vitamin E than Wheat
almonds
3 x more Iron than Almond

Sigru nutrition facts

The leaves are rich, natural sources of minerals, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Vitamin E, amino acids and proteins etc. It is also called Moringa-Pterygosperma or Drumstick.

Sigru nutrition value

 

Pods,raw

Leaf,raw

Energy

37 Kceal (2%)

64 Kcal(3%)

Carbohydrates

8.53g

8.28g

Protein

2.10g

9.40g

Total Fat

0.20g

1.40g

Cholesterol

0mg

0mg

Dietary Fiber

3.2g

2.0g

Folates

44ug

40ug

Niacin

0.680mg

2.220mg

Pyridoxine

0.120mg

1.200mg

Riboflovin

0.074mg

0.660mg

Thiamin

0.053mg

0.257mg

Vitamin A

74IU

7564IU

Vitamin C

141mg

51.7mg

Sodium

42mg

9mg

Potassium

461mg

337mg

Minerals

 

 

Calcium

30mg

185mg

Iron

0.36mg

4.00mg

Magnesium

45mg

147mg

Phosphorus

50mg

112mg

Selenium

8.2ug

0.9ug

Zinc

0.45 mg

0.60mg

Sigru benefits and side effects

Health benefits of Sigru

  • Treat Infectious Diseases

    According to research and studies Sigru showed varying antibacterial activity on the tested bacteria. Seed extracts also have Antimicrobial properties that inhibit bacterial growth, which implies to treat infectious diseases.

  • Sigru for Diabetes Melitus

    Diabetes leads to several complications. such as retinopa-thy, nephropathy and atherosclerosis etc.

    Sigru helps in the management of type-1 and type-2 diabetes. It is enritched with antioxidants, group B vitamins, omega-3, chromium and zinc which act as Anti-diabetic agents. Several studies have shown that sigru is has a high hypoglycemic power that helps control blood sugar.

  • Therapy in Chronic Disease

    Sigru also has the ability to support brain health and suppress inflammation. The presence of flavanoids gives its anti-inflammatory property. The gum and roots also have Anti-inflammatory properties. is excellent for pain, especially for ailments like arthritis, joint pains, sports injuries and wounds.

  • Protect from Free Radicals

    Sigru is one of the effective supplement due to its powerful Anti-oxidant properties. In addition, Sigru has the ability to influence a variety of body processes positively, including eyesight, respiration, digestion and toxin filtration.

    Sigru extracts also have a potent sources of food, fiber, medicinals, and other products

  • Prevention of Cancer

    Sigru can be used as an Anti-cancer agent as it is natural, reliable and safe, at established concentrations. Studies have shown that moringa can be used as an anti-neoproliferative agent, thereby inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.

  • Sigru Prevents Liver Damage

    Sigru is well known for its Hepatoprotective activity. This means that it has the ability of chemicals to prevent liver damage.
    For its pharmacological properties, Sigru have become the most useful source of food, fiber, medicines and nutraceuticals compared to other hepato-protective herbs.

  • In Asthma

    Sigru leaves treat asthma. As a bronchodilator, Sigru relaxes the bronchi and bronchioles, increasing air passage into the lungs. The Anti-bacterial properties of Sigru also help eliminate external materials that may trigger asthma.

  • Skin and Hair

    Sigru is believed to have many benefits and its uses range from health and beauty to helping prevent and cure diseases. The benefits of Sigru also include protecting and nourishing skin and hair.

  • Treat Ulcer

    Sigru is one of the effective supplement due to its powerful Anti-ulcer properties. The alkaloid helps the bark to be antiulcer.

Side effects of Sigru

Sigru used to combat malnutrition including the treatment of inflammation and infectious diseases and cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hematological and hepatorenal disorders.

Although Sigru has been used for thousands of years in ayurveda and alternative medicine, the scientific evidence on the tree as a dietary supplement is limited.

  • If eaten in large quantities it may cause loose motion, upset stomach, and other gastronomic issues

  • Pregnant women are not advised to use any product of moringa oleifera because it might lead to miscarriage. It has seen in pregnant women that by consuming it, the uterus is contracted.