What is this herbal medicine?
Shigru (Drumstick Tree/Horseradish Tree/ Moringa oleifera) is an exceptionally nutritious vegetable tree with a variety of uses. The leaves are rich, natural sources of vitamins and minerals. The history of the herb dates back to 150 B.C. Historical texts reveal that ancient kings and queens used Shigru in their diet to maintain general health and alleviate inflamed joints. Although Shigru is native to northern India, it is cultivated throughout subtropical areas from West Africa to Fiji.
The leaves are a potent source of vitamins A and C. Shigru has the highest amount of Vitamin A compared to all other vegetables, making it an ideal choice in the treatment of night blindness and other eye diseases. Minerals such as calcium, phosphorous and magnesium are essential for body development, growth and strengthening bones and teeth. Iodine expedites the thyroid while copper and iron form blood cells. All of these nutrients are found in Shigru in large amounts (Bulletin of Medico-EthnoBotanical Research, January 1982 ). The leaves are also a good source of various essential amino acids. A compound found in the flowers and roots of Shigru, pterygospermin, has powerful antibiotic and fungicidal properties.
- Joint disorders: Due to its high calcium content, Shigru strengthens bones. Shigru improves blood circulation to the joints, in addition to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, which are beneficial in treating joint aches and pains related to arthritis and rheumatism.
- General health: The herb has a number of medicinal benefits that promote general well-being. Rich in vitamins and minerals, Shigru nourishes the body, increases the body’s immunity and promotes proper digestion and metabolism.
- Joint pain
- Joint swelling
One capsule, twice a day or as directed by your physician
Each capsule contains 250mg extract of Shigru
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