Organic Betadine Good for Infectious Wound

We are living in a modern generation. A lot of new technologies came out to our world. Nowadays, a new innovation generates in our universe, a new invention which lead to us as a good example of how our intellectual capacity exists. In line of medicine which undergo to the laboratory process or in the form of organic such as a herbal medicine.

When we say Betadine, what comes to your mind? It simply answers that, this is the number one effective medicine to cure and prevent infection to the wound. Another thing, as we all know, that Betadine is in the form of laboratory process and there are a lot of chemicals to use. Betadine is also used in hospitals and homes as an important line of defense against infections. It also help to reduce bacteria that can cause skin infection. But for now, there is new invention about Betadine in the context of organic process or let just say the herbal medicine and it is the easiest way to undergo. One thing that it is new invention, it is also a new understanding about the importance of the herbal medicine. As we say, Herbal Medicine, some people are believe and used as a treatment to their illness or disease that they experience with. In these days, many people believe on the wonder of the herbal plants that could give a lot of benefits to our body and to maintain a healthy living.

From the municipality of Pototan, Iloilo there is one organization of women called Kalipi Organization that trained about doing different kinds of organic products and one of the products that they made is the Organic/Herbal betadine. The said organization is group of the women who undergo training and do making the said product which could help preventing infection to the wound. This Herbal/ Organic Betadine is the best way to cure other infections related to the wound because it made up of a natural process by different kinds of herbal plants and this are the Coconut oil, Kalawag, Attuetes, Malunggay Stream and Langkawas. As we all know, there are a lot of benefits of this kind of plants.

Here are the some benefits of Coconut Oil in terms of Infection:

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  • It is mostly made up of almost 50% of the fatty acids and it has had a 12-carbon Lauric acid and also contains the monolaurin.
  • It can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi.
  • Coconut oil had properties such as antimicrobial, anti-oxidant, antibacterial and has soothing qualities.

The Benefits of Kalawag/ Turmeric in preventing Infection:

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  • It is an anti-inflammatory to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases and wounds.
  • It also a powerful anti-oxidant that could fight some infections.
  • It is also good in the antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises and has an antibacterial agent.

Benefits of a malunggay in preventing infection:

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  • It acts as an anti-oxidant
  • It is also an anti-microbial properties
  • It is also a germ-killer or drying agent
  • It can also treat pockets of infection like athlete’s foot, snakebites, warts and wounds.

Benefits of a Langkawas or Galangal in terms of infection:

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  • It acts as an anti-fungal

From the above mention of herbal plants, we can see that there are a lot of functions to undergo with.  And all of the stated plants can help preventing infections and came up a finished product of a herbal betadine.  It is a good medicine to the wound by curing it. This Betadine is the knewest invention because of the different herbal plants that this made up. According to Mrs. Salvacion Tupas one of the member of the said organization their  betadine is good for the wounds and other related skin diseases. It simply shows that this organic /herbal bretadine is a natural making because of the plants involved on this medicine and by the process of organic. The organic Betadine is just one of the unique medicinal products because it is composed of the different kinds of herbal plants in which it could help a lot to the local populace on our country. And it is a natural way to cure the skin diseases and such as use to cleanse the wound by preventing infections.

Sources:

http://www.malunggay.com/Use.html

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1242-moringa.aspx?activeingredientid=1242&activeingredientname=moringa

http://www.thaipharmacydirect.com/betadine-povidone-iodine-first-aid-solution-antiseptic-cuts-wounds.html

http://www.thecherryshare.com/food/turmeric-and-black-pepper–kalawag-and-pamienta-147

http://www.herbanext.com/herbs-turmeric

http://www.livestrong.com/article/320227-how-to-use-coconut-oil-for-infection/

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oils/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html

 

Moringa Oleifera as a Potential Repellent for Malarial Vector

Moringa Oleifera is the scientific name for malunggay and it is also called as “miracle tree” because it has a strong reputation of curing many disease and the most widely cultivated plant species worldwide. Many have not yet known that it has a very helpful chemical in aiding to repel malaria.

Malaria is a serious disease produced by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. It is transmitted among humans by female mosquitoes of the Anopheles Stephensi. Female mosquitoes take blood meals to carry out egg production, and such blood meals are the link between the human and the mosquito hosts in the parasite life cycle.

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Symptoms of Malaria normally developed within 10 days to 4 weeks after the infective mosquito bite. Common symptoms include:

  • shaking chills that are moderate to severe
  • high fever
  • profuse sweating
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • anemia
  • muscle pain
  • convulsions
  • coma
  • bloody stools

In some patients, symptoms may not develop for several months because some of malarial parasites can enter the body but will be dormant for the long period of time.

According to World Health Organization (WHO)  the latest estimates released in December 2014, there were about 198 million cases of malaria in 2013 (with an uncertainty range of 124 million to 283 million) and an estimated 584 000 deaths (with an uncertainty range of 367 000 to 755 000). Malaria mortality rates have fallen by 47% globally since 2000, and by 54% in the WHO African Region.

Mosquitoes are the important vectors of Malaria causing a systemic reaction and in some cases is death. An obvious method for the control of mosquito-borne diseases is the use of insecticides, and many synthetic agents have been developed and employed in the field with considerable success. However, one major drawback with the use of chemical insecticides is that they are non-selective and could be harmful to other organisms in the environment. The repeated or frequent use of insecticides against mosquitoes has led them to adapt and developed resistance against them. After being environmental and human health concerns scientist come up with a study with Moringa Oleifera as a potential repellent against mosquitoes that are malarial vectors.

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Plants are considered as a rich source of bio active chemicals and they may be an alternative source of mosquito control agent.The phytochemicals derived from the Moringa can act as larvicides, insect growth regulators, repellents and also have a very deterrent activity observed by many scientist and researchers. In the study of Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine the outcome acquired after the treatment of Moringa Oleifera for malarial vector were encouraging. The plant extracts of Moringa exhibit properties of repellent and showed a great potential against Anopheles Stephensi . The lectin in the extracted of Moringa Oleifera seeds content have shown efficacy of the Anopheles Stephensi. Many of plant extracts are subject to risk factors in mosquito control, but in the study, Moringa Oleifera seed extract showed a good effect on malaria and does not have a toxic effect on the human beings. Moringa Oleifera has an impressive range of medicinal uses. Different parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, and flowers contain a profile of essential purposes.

Repellents are one way of protecting man from insects’ bites. An effective repellent should help us lessen our contact with vector borne disease and interrupting the process of transmission.  Thus, Moringa repellent could help in saving the lives of upcoming future in preventing and lessening the case of malaria disease that could harmfully affect the public health. By promoting more research studies to scientist about this miracle plant it can essentially be the answer for this serious illness.

By: Rhea C. Sevilla

References:

World Health Organization

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/

Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609168/

https://www.linkedin.com/grp/post/4337300-101019215

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/150670.php#what_is_malaria

 

 

Food Technnology: Invasion of Malunggay Bread

            

                   Filipinos are known to be a good eater. We love to eat whenever and wherever we want to. When it comes in food, we are always on-the-go. We eat foods to satisfy our cravings. We culturally love eating carbohydrates such as rice and bread. As they say, we are easily tempted by foods of different tastes. It may be expensive or affordable, typical or exotic, and nutritious or not. We are easily pleased no matter how the packaging looks like. We even spend time on cooking our favorite meals for the family and even spare time in baking delicacies that we want to eat if we have time or when we are at home. Indeed, foods are not just a need for us but as well as an interests.Nowadays, people find alternative ways on eating nutritious food. In our daily lives, we need to acquire the kind of nutrients that our body needs in order for us to do things and to execute our works every day.  There are many ways in getting nutrients and vitamins. We may eat menus with vegetables and fruits, we may take vitamins or whatever supplement that we want or simply drink a lot of water just to gain and regain nutrients in our body.

                There are a lot of vegetables out there with different colours, sizes, shapes, taste and nutrients but one veggie stands out. What is it? It is the famous and very nutritious Malunggay. It is also known as Miracle Tree  for its every part, as the leaves, fruits, flowers, roots and bark of the tree can be used in many ways. It’s not only a medicine but as well as a great sources of many nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Protein, Potassium, and also Amino acid and many more . Many experts considered Malunggay as seven times the vitamin C in oranges, four times the calcium in milk, four times the vitamin A in carrots, two times the protein in milk and three times the potassium in bananas. According to the article of Artie Sy of SunStar on October 2012, featured Malunggay as a humble tree, it is also said to balance sugar levels, hence it is helpful in the fight against diabetes. With the consumption of malunggay in the daily diet pattern, the body’s natural defence mechanism increases. Many people face problems of high cholesterol regardless of their age and status. Malunggay helps us in balancing the cholesterol levels in our body.

            With the new technology and modernization, people also find ways to even maximize the use of Malunggay. Many experimentation in food making was done using malunggay leaves and other parts of it. One of the experiments in food making that they have made was the introduction of Malunggay as a flavor of bread. It was mix with the typical ingredients of bread and here we go, the new more nutritious and more savory bread was made for consumers, especially for bread lovers. Every early morning, Filipinos make it a habit to buy bread from sari-sari bread store or panaderia since we are fond of eating bread as replacement in eating rice. Some people also sell it through house to house using their bicycles or motorcycles. From that point, eating bread however becomes part of our daily food intake for most Filipinos.

                 As malunggay bread was introduced and commercialize here in our country, some concerned Government department like Department of Health (DOH), National Food Authority (NFA), Beaurue of Food and Drugs (BFAD), Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and etc. it was highly approved by the government departments mentioned and was also recommended as a good product that offers high nutrition value for all sector of consumers including children. It is also good to know that malunggay is abundantly available and inexpensive in our country and even can be planted in our own backyards. It is also one way of promoting inexpensive ingredient if ever we decided to use it in cooking and in baking bread or the malunggay bread. Eating bread is never that nutritious until ”Malunggay Bread” was made possible.

        I am not a bread lover but I am a malunggay lover. I really love to eat this vegetable especially when it is mixed with other vegetables as our viand. I even tasted a pasta with malunggay as its ingredient at one of the restaurant here in Iloilo, I appreciated it and even enjoyed eating that recipe. Actually, I haven’t imagine eating bread made of malunggay until my sister, whose working as a high school teacher at one of the famous private school in Iloilo, gave me a bread and told me that it’s made up of malunggay. She even mentioned that it was from his student who wanted to promote their family business product since it was Nutrition Month Celebration. I was surprise and told myself that I have to taste it. It was good and better than I expected. Indeed, I’m really now a certified malunggay eater / malunggay lover! As I do my other readings, interviews and research about this malunggay bread invasion, I successfully found one of the bakery thatoffers Malunggay Bread.  As I reached Leganes, where UNG BAKESHOP is located, I was able to prove to myself that Malunggay bread of UNG BAKESHOP is really famous in their place because even pedicab drivers know it and tastes it already. The UNG BAKESHOP located at Leganes and owned by Tareno family. For almost 20 years, they make quality products and just on July 2013, they decided and invented a new product, the Malunggay Bread. I was given a chance to talk with the owners and on how they came up with this Malunggay Bread. At first, Mr. Ulysses Toreno wanted to experiment on having a new product with a twist and Mrs. Nenia Toreno  added that what if they will use malunggay leaves to their typical bread to make it more nutritious. It was first tasted by their workers and themselves too. Luckily, people of Leganes and their other existing costumers loved the taste of it. It was just a three month old product and still counting for many months and years to come. . Malunggay Bread already invaded Leganes and working to make a big name in the province of Iloilo and Iloilo City with malunggay bread as its instrument.

            One of the workers named Renan Bangonon, a 25 years old worker and worked for almost 8 years  in UNG BAKESHOP shared the ingredients needed in making malunggay bread as well as the equipments and machines used in baking it.

            For the readers out there who wants to have a bite of the malunggay bread, here’s the ingredients and a way on how to prepare your very own nutritious malunggay bread at home. Let’s explore the cooking of the wonderful plant for I have given you such scientific and purposive information about the malunggay. All I have mentioned were all true and exactly what we should believe in. So try to explore your kitchen!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 kilo of first class flour                                                                                      
  • ¾ refined sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 40 grams of salt
  • 40 grams of skim milk
  • ¼ lard (for shortening)
  • 50 grams yeast                                                                  
  • 720 grams of water
  • And 80 grams of Malunggay leaves

EQUIPMENT/ MACHINES USED:

  • Roller
  • Oven
  • Slicer
  • Mixer
  • Stand used for plate
  • Plate or Tray

PROCEDURE:

  • Mix flour, powdered milk, yeast in a clean bowl.
  • Combine malunggay, salt and sugar in water in another clean bowl.
  • Put water into a flour mixture and mix it well until it is hydrated properly.
  • Add the lard for shortening and roll it until elastic and smooth.
  • Allow the mixture or dough to rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • Divide dough equally. Use a weighting scale to have same weight in every piece.
  • Cut it into rectangular size or into desired sizes according to you.
  • Roll the dough until the structure is okay and ready to be bake.
  • Bake at a preheated oven (350F) for 20-25 minutes.
  • Do your packaging (for business purpose).

Image           She added that in every other day, they produced 110 or more malunggay bread excluding fixed deliveries. For only 5php retailed price, you can already grab a bite of the nutritious malunggay bread of UNG BAKESHOP.

               Imagine how it tastes especially when it’s hot and placed in table with hot coffee or chocolate drink during breakfast as what most Filipinos wanted to eat during early morning.  Love the taste of one of kind malunggay bread especially made for Filipinos like you. Enjoy every bite you make while gaining nutrients and vitamins. It is a two in one product made for the health and for consumption. Being full and at the same time being healthy.

                  

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Malunggay Bread of UNG BAKESHOP

Try the nutritious Malunggay Bread now!

Malunggay Capsule as a Food Supplement in Dingle, Iloilo

Malunggay Scientific Name : Moringa Oleifera

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11  Good reasons for Malunggay!

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 1Malunggay As A Treatment For Acne

2 Malunggay As A Treatment For Aids

3 Malunggay As An Anti-Inflammatory Treatment

4 Malunggay Cytokinins in Fighting Cancer

5 Malunggay As Treatment For Depression

6. Malunggay As Treatment For Diabetes

7. Malunggay And Your Health

8 Malunggay As Treatment For Menopause

9 Malunggay, Better Protein Than Soy

10 Malunggay Is A Natural Miracle Of Vitamins

11 Malunggay As A Treatment For Weightlossbsndf

Malunggay (Moringa Oleifera), is a popular plant known for nutritional value as well as a herbal medicine. Malunggay is a plant that grows in the tropical climates such as the Philippines, India and Africa. Malunggay is widely used as vegetable ingredient in cooking, as herbal medicine for a number of illness and other practical uses. The Malunggay plant can grow to as high as 9 meters with erect white trunks. The compound leaf has about 3 to 9 leaflets. 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. Planted malunggay cuttings grows faster compared to planted seeds.

All parts of the malunggay tree are usable for nutritional and medicinal purposes – from the roots, trunk, and branches to the leaves, flowers, and seeds. The small, oval, dark-green leaves are famous vegetable ingredient in soup, fish and chicken dishes. The leaves can actually be eaten raw, but best added in meals due to its high concentration of nutrients. The roots is used to make tea, while the trunk, after it’s scraped and squeezed for its juice is used to clean wounds.

By this way I can effectively express or give informations legible to the effects of taking Malunggay as a food supplement because I am also a user of Malunggay product. I have a poor appetite and I crave for a small number of food. I always want to have fun and adventure not bothering of foods I like to buy or eat. My money is just intended with many things that I will be needing for. Also, poor immune system because I am not a fan of vegetables. As I go along with my not satisfying routine, I felt something wrong.  I did consult my mother to cure me effectively but on the other hand, she tend to turn red always because of anger. She contact her aunt to deliver  some Malunggay capsule for me. I told to myself, “Malunggay? Dahon sang malunggay usapon ko? Weird si mama ah abi ko sa mga utan lang naya gina butang ang malunggay.”  That’s the first thought that came up to my mind. But then, I obeyed her. I took three times a day and believe it or not, though I took one capsule, I just want to eat and sleep and eat and sleep. I searched to the web and it is stated here that,  Malunggay can cure various illnesses. It’s good for treating headaches, bacterial and fungal skin complaints, and it’s even anti-diabetic and anti-tumor. Malunggay leaves was once considered a “poor man’s vegetables” but now it is known as a “miracle tree” or “nature’s medicine cabinet” by scientists and health care workers from around the world because it is loaded with vitamins and minerals that can be an effective remedy against many kinds of ailments. The malunggay pods are the most valued and widely used part of the plant. Malunggay pods contains essential amino acids, vitamins and other nutrients. Malunggay pods may be eaten raw or may be prepared or cooked. Malunggay pods may be fried and may produce a clear, odorless and sweet oil mostly called – Ben Oil.

Malunggay leaves may be eaten as greens, in salads and as vegetable ingredients for soups and other tropical viands. Malunggayflowers are cooked and eaten either mixed with other foods or fried in batter.ncdk

In addition, I interviewed one of the user of malunggay capsule as her maintenance. She’s underweight though she eats a lot of food and vitamins. She said that when her maintenance is on going, she felt a big difference as what she is before. She feel also that she want to eat and eat. Sleep as if there is no tomorrow. She took it for one month and then she stopped due that she is getting fat unknowingly. However, I found this interesting because I come to think of my classmates who are conscious with their weights. What if I will share this interesting food supplement? And a student price, it cost three pesos (3.00) each. When the day that we met, I revealed it to my friends. Almost of them were amused, they come to take a favor. They told me that they will buy and I will do it for them. My friend Leana Jan Candoleta urgently took it same also with my friend Nestle Poras Brizal. After several days I was shocked because when we were ordering our lunch, she takes extra rice. When we are approaching her to go with us and have some fun, she always told us that she’ll better go home and have sleep. How funny is that scene.

In other way being a dealer of malunggay capsule, serves as a big help to her family. She earned not less than ten thousand a month. It saves life and money as well. Myself can testify about it. But I suddenly stopped because in a sense that I’m getting round and round especially my face and it distracts me. I also encountered that I sleep early in the morning, I took two capsules and my stress and feeling of being arrested by pain was lessen. It makes my sleep a very very sweet and satisfying dreams.

Health Benefits:

Malunggay leaves helps strengthens the immune system.

Malunggay can help restores skin condition, controls blood pressure, relieves headaches and migraines.

Malunggay tea can help strengthen the eye muscles.

Malunggay tea can help heal inflammation of the joints and tendons.

Malunggay tea can prevent intestinal worms.

Malunggay can help increase semen count.

Malunggay help normalize blood sugar level therefore preventing diabetes.

Malunggay has anti-cancer compounds (phytochemicals) that help stop the growth of cancer cells.

Malunggay helps relax and promotes good night sleep.

Malunggay tea is used to treat fever and asthma.

Malunggay help heals ulcers.

Malunggay is high in calcium (four times the calcium in milk), therefore lactating mothers are advised to consume malunggay leaves to produce more milk for their babies. The young malunggay leaves are also boiled and taken as tea.

Malunggay contains three times the potassium in bananas.

Malunggay contain four times the vitamin A in carrots.

An ounce of malunggay has the same Vitamin C content as seven oranges.

Malunggay leaves contain two times the protein in milk.

Malunggay seed is used to clean dirty or polluted water.

The leaves are harvested only by trained personnel and processed into capsules in a pharmaceutical facility registered with the Bureau of Food and Drugs and complying with current good manufacturing practice standards.

Malunggay also has its own folkloric use with its leaves being used by our ancestors to enhance breast milk production among breastfeeding mothers. It was also used as a rubefacient, antiscorbutic, diuretic and remedy for rheumatism. Each capsule contains 350 milligrams of powdered malunggay leaves (Moringa oleifera Lam.), possessing nutrients like beta carotene, Vitamin A, calcium, ascorbic acid, phosphorus, iron, thiamin and riboflavin.

As Prevention of Body Illnesses:

As an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and protein more than any other tropical vegetable,

GH Malunggay C LEAF POWDER is the effective for disease prevention with the following actions:

  • Generates a feeling of general wellness and boosts energy (yet this is not a sugar based energy)
    – Ensures a balanced level of cholesterol in the body to maintain normal blood pressure
    -Manages the sugar levels of the body
    – Manages a healthy digestion andstimulates metabolism
    – Strengthens the body’s immune system
    – Ensures a healthy circulatory system
    – Balances hormone and gland system
    – Detoxifies impurities in the body
    – Maintains the normal functioning of the liver and the kidney
    – Stimulates and strengthen the cell structure of the body
    – Provides nourishment to the eyes and brain

SIDE EFFECT:

There is no known side effect in malunggay leaf powder based on several studies undertaken by reputable persons and organizations and also in the tried-and-true experiences of people who for centuries have been using malunggay leaves.

Supplements aren’t intended to be a food substitute because they can’t replicate all of the nutrients and benefits of whole foods, such as fruits and vegetables. So depending on your situation and your eating habits, dietary supplements may not be worth the expense.

References:

Retrieved August 31, 2013  from http://www.medicalhealthguide.com/articles/malunggay.htm

Retrieved August 31, 2013  from http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13880200802366710

Retrieved August 31, 2013  from http://naturalpinoyherbs.weebly.com/malunggay–moringa.html