Posted by: cris | June 27, 2008

Malunggay (moringa) – How to make tea

Here’s another malunggay recipe I got from Link posted below.

The parts of the plant that can be eaten as vegetable are the flowers, leaves and pods. It is a significant source of calcium, iron, phosphorus and vitamins A, B and C. It has also been reported to be beneficial in diabetes because it can lower blood glucose. This “wonder vegetable” can be mixed with a variety of food like tinola, fish with coconut milk, corn soup.

For daily medicinal use, just prepare malunggay tea which is about 1 cup leaves boiled in 1 and 1/2 glass of water. Drink this daily. You can improve the taste by adding lemon grass (tanglad) or pandan leaves.

A single preparation can be stored up to 2 days in a thermos bottle, however, a fresh preparation is always recommended.




  1. where did u got info that it can cure diabetic

    • Extra-virgin cold-pressed organic coconut oil (not just regular coconut oil which can clog your arteries) is known to treat diabetes or prevent it. It can also be a cure to obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, even cancer:

      • ordinary coconut oil is the one we usually use for frying made from copra. virgin coconut oil is the one from coconut milk. coconut milk can be extracted in many ways. i am just wondering why do they have to call it extra virgin. is there a way to make it higher in quality than the one called virgin coconut oil?

    • More on food that’s good for diabetes:


      • Ampalaya (also called Bitter Melon or Bitter Gourd)
      • Luyang dilaw or Turmeric (it’s actually orange)
      • Kangkong or River Spinach
      • Malunggay or Moringa
      • Banaba

      • Berries
      • Duhat or black plum
      • Aratilis or Jamaican Cherry, Panama berry, Singapore cherry (name depends on location maybe)
      • Bignay or Chinese laurel

      For fiber requirements, Dr. Aligui suggests brown rice as replacement for the common white rice. 1 cup of cooked brown rice every meal reduces 30% risk from diabetes. Oatmeal, coconut meat, okra (Lady’s fingers), alugbati (Malabar Night Shade) and saluyot (Jute) are also good sources of fiber.

      How credible and reliable?

      Plants and vegetables are now in tablet form. One of the most popular is the Ampalaya supplement which is available over the counter in almost all drugstores nationwide.

  2. ..hmm… how about, how to make a malunggay cookie… 🙂 …

  3. yaz

    I posted a recipe using malunggay on cookies. please search my blog again. Thanks.


    • hi te, how do i get to ur blog. interesado au ko abt health benefits fr malunggay and how to prepare them. tnx!

  4. Yes, malunggay is the best. I have a suggestion it can also cure cist just blend malunggay together with buko juice and saluyot and take it daily as substitute to your coffe or soft drinks.

    • Do you cook the saluyot? Sounds yucky.

  5. Hi grace, thanks for the info. I’m sure this will be of help to some of our readers. Please drop by my corner from time to time. God Bless you.


  6. hi cristina,

    I really want to teach my daughter to eat fruits and vegetables. As a growing child I know it will help her to be more healthy. I just want to ask if you have a recipe on how to make malungay chips.

    thnks a lot


    • sorry, none. i will find one

  7. please i want the dosage needed for the preparation of moringa tea. i will be grateful to have your reply. THANKS

  8. donna and isaac

    wala akong info sa mga tanong niyo. sana naman may mag share sa atin na readers about your inquiries. Anyway, If I find the info you both need, I’ll post it here.

    Best regards,


    • i already tried boiling malunggay helps me a lot specially i am breastfeeding..

  9. hi can u teach me how to make malunngay tea? i need to know that,, pls help me.. and teach me too how to make 4 cookies… tnx and godbless

    • I’m not trying to rain on your parade nor telling you what to drink or eat. But sugar and refined flour is bad for you. Brown sugar and whole flour (which may not be available sa Pinas) are better for you. Part of Chinese history: it is said that ever since the WEST introduced sugar to the Chinese cuisine, health problems related to nutrition (cardiovascular, diabetes, etc) climbed rapidly according to historical stats. Just some food for thought.

    • Morenga (Malungay) green tea. Boil the malungay (include the stems) you can decide for the amount of malungay and water). When it cools down place it in a blender, strain it to remove big pulp, add ice and honey and enjoy sip by sip. I just made this today and hmmm yummy and healthy.

      The pulp you can use to make green cookie.

  10. myra, the post above is one way to make malunggay tea. I have another post in this blog on how to make malunggay powder which you may also use as tea. There is a post also about making cooking. Please just search this blog by viewing previous posts. If you need to clarify something just leave a message. Good Luck.


  11. for the malunggay tea recipe above, may i please know how long you will boil the leaves? And since the water will reduce after boiling, do i need to add water whenever i drink the malunggay tea? Is there also a wy to preserve it so that i can bottle it for sale? Thank you very much.

  12. aloha,

    since we always use filtered water for malunggay juice, when the water boils, I turn off the stove. Its up to you if you want to add water when you drink the tea. As to selling it, that I don’t know how to preserve it.

    you’re welcome.


  13. thanks for the info we can share it to mothers during our their updates on nutrition ,,, more power

  14. .uHhHmMm
    wElL iTs nIcE kNuHa qO nGa uNg iNgRiDiEnTs ng mAlUnGgAy hErBaL tEa…
    I’thInK sOMeDaY mAi mGgAwA rN aQu…hAhAhA..

  15. Am currently drinking sambong (boiled sambong and pandan leaves) tea. It is good for the kidney.

    Would like to know if it would be ok to mix malungay with sambong and pandan?


    nice blog

    • hindi ko alam wilfred ang sagot. pero ako ay umiinom ng malunggay, tanglad and pandan na pinakuluan. Baka puede rin yun. Basta wag lang masyadong madalas o madami ang iniinom mo everyday kasi, maski anong mabuti, pag sumobra, makasasama rin. Pwera na lang kung meron ka talagang ginagamot na sakit, puede sigurong tuloy tuloy. pero ganon pa man, pag magaling ka na, dapat ka rin ssigurong tumigil sa pag inom pansamantala.

      Ang ginagawa ko, if I feel the urge to drink that juice, inom ako for a week, then tigil na muna. balik na naman ako sa malunggay powder.

      yun lang ang kuntil butil na maibibigay ko sa iyo. Ang kahit anong bagay, pag sobra, masama.

      good luck

      • Just thought I’d add that TANGLAD is used to cure cancer because of its anti-cancer properties.

  16. Hi. I heard how powerful malungay can be. Would you know where we can buy the powder? Thanks. Pat

    • hi pat,

      if you are from cebu you may contact me for supply. or i can ship it to you. ty

  17. hi. gsto ko lng po malaman kung papaano gumawa ng malunggay tea o kung saan pwede maka bili kc need ng asawa ko at nag babakasakali kmi na pwede e2 maka galing ng sakit katulad ng alergi…
    hope for responde……

    • yumieh,

      ito na ang recipe. puede mo rin isearch pa ang blog ko for other recipes. If you really need malunggay powder, email me na lang. ty.


  18. I need to know how make moringa tea. Please send me iinfomation on this issue

    • edson, please read my other posts and you will find what you are looking for. good luck.

  19. Hi te cris gusto ko lang po malaman kung may updates ka na sa ingredients nang malunggay chips.
    kailangan ko po kasi iyon para sa i.p namin. wala kasing info sa google. na approve na kasi yung i.p proposal namin pero yung methodology nalang yung kulang. please. hope u’ll reply. asap.

  20. hi cris na try najud nko ang manggo shake with malunggay.. spicy ang taste nya.. then ni try pod ko ug carrots and malunggay ug magga ako gsagol.. lami sya but ang taste tangy ug spicy.. naa koy nadiskubrehan sa malunggay mo lighten akong face f gamitan nako ug malunggay..

    • whitening din pala siya. pero ayaw lang pud pagbulad kau sa adlaw. i;m sure naa kay natabangan sa info na gi share nimo/. thanks

    • Pano ang proceso ng paggamit ng malunggay sa pagtanggal ng pekas sa mukha?

      • sofie, sorry di ako makakabigay ng comment kasi di ko pa sure. ako rin kasi e me pekas since mga 11 years old ako at dala ko pa rin hanggang ngayon. hayaan mo pag me sure ko na, i babahagi ko sa lahat.

  21. thanks…. youve help me in my investigatory project…..

    • ur welcome

  22. pwde bang ilgay sa refrigirator ang tea,?

    • ok puede

  23. mam naninipis na poh yong buhok ko 25 yrs old pa lng ako,pwde ba yaqn sa buhok ko mam?salamat,mGod blesss

    • greggy, please see a dermatologist to identify the cause of your hair loss.

    • If you have scalp or hair problem try coconut oil….But not just regular coconut oil but ORGANIC EXTRA-VIRGIN COLD-PRESSED COCONUT OIL. You can boil water and put it under a cup of this oil to warm it up. Then apply it to your scalp (hot oil treatment). You can even mix some malunggay in the oil to get the benefits from malunggay. This type of coconut oil is almost a like a miracle oil. It is anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-viral. It is good for acne too. You can drink this oil (1 to 4 tablespoons a day) and lose weight. It is also good for people with Alzheimers disease, for people with heart and circulatory problems, for people with ulcer, asthma, diabetes, etc. If you don’t want to believe me just Google “organic cold-pressed extra-virgin coconut oil”. You will get tons of search hits. You will be very busy reading. DO NOT JUST GET A REGULAR COCONUT OIL. They will clog your arteries. The extra-virgin cold-pressed organic coconut oil is a special type of oil. If you are in the US, you can get them at your local health food stores, Whole Foods, or at Trader Joe’s. If you are in Pinas, some supermarkets carry them. I found some at SM Supermarket tucked away in a small space next to all the other cooking oil. They cost about P120 to P150, give or take. They used to be only P70. AH YEAH, inflation! Note that the slimming effect, specially on your mid-section is due to the fact that extra-virgin organic coconut oil speeds up your metabolism and helps your thyroid which regulates your metabolism. If you do take a few tablespoons of this oil, make sure you have some healthy snacks around. It will make you hungry. WHY? Because your body is burning up calories (increase in metabolism). Sorry to digress. Now back to malunggay 🙂

      • why is it called extra virgin coconut oil? is virgin coconut oil not enough? is there a special process where the coconut can be processed to make it virgin? Just asking

  24. which has more nutrients. Raw or cooked malunggay leaves?

  25. makaka-cure ba ng chronic kidney disease ang malunggay? How?

    • I heard that fish oil helps people with chronic kidney disease because it reduces inflammation. You also may want to check out ozonated water or the machine itself that makes them (ozonator). Ozonated water is considered a cure-all even for cancer and AIDS. Ozonator only costs around $60. Go to this forum thread to read more about the ozonator and where to find it and where to download a wonderful book that includes natural cures that some quarters in the business world don’t want us to know:

    • I was at the Centris tiangge (only open every Sundays only from 6AM to 2:30PM) sometime last year and one of the vendors told me that the duhat fruit is good for kidney problems. Mas mapakla daw mas mabuti. Another buyer who was there at the time buying duhat also confirmed that. I have not read anything about that online but if anyone here have let us know. Also, another anti-inflammatory is cherry. That’s the reason why cherries are good for people with gout…coz they are anti-inflammatory. You only need to eat about 4 pieces of cherries daily to feel the benefits. It doesn’t happen overnight which is normal in alternative medicines.

      • can we eat aratiles instead of imported cherries? it’s available here in our place and its very delicious.

      • Cristina, I’m not sure about aratilis but I think it may in fact be a type of cherry. But duhat is pretty local.

      • Use parsley, celery watermelon, tomatoes, grapes, cucumber, dandelion greens and fennel to relieve swelling throughout the body.

        Pineapple is high in the natural enzyme, bromelain, which is reputed to fight inflammation. In the case of kidney disease, bromelain may help to reduce amyloid deposits in the kidneys, although there’s scant evidence of this claim, says the University of Maryland Medical Center in a 2008 report on amyloidosis. Amyloid is a type of protein that develops throughout the body as one ages and leads to amyloidosis, an incurable condition. Bromelain is often taken in conjunction with turmeric, a spice with anti-inflammatory properties, which boosts the action of both supplements, adds UMMC. Bromelain and turmeric can thin the blood, so don’t use them if you take blood-thinning medicines unless under the supervision of a health practitioner.

        Cranberries and cranberry juice have long been used in the treatment of urinary tract infections. Cranberries are high in vitamin C, anthocyanins, a potent anti-inflammatory compound, and potassium, sodium, and phosphorus. These minerals are all critical for proper kidney function and to balance the blood pressure, one of the kidney’s main functions. Additionally, cranberries and cranberry juice can prevent and dissolve kidney stones, according to a study on the matter published in the British Journal of Urology in 2003. If you drink cranberry juice, use only unsweetened concentrate and dilute it with 1 part concentrate to 3 parts water to equal 1 qt. total, the study advises. Drink this amount daily throughout the day. Cranberries are considered safe for use in acute urinary tract infections but may cause unseen side effects for those with renal disease. Don’t use cranberries or cranberry juice medicinally if you have active kidney disease without first consulting your health practitioner.

        Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are all foods to include on a renal diet. They all contain anthocyanins, the compound that gives the berries their reddish-purple color. Anthocyanins are high in nutrients that reduce inflammation in the tissues. All three types of berries are high in vitamin C, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and manganese. Raspberries are also high in antioxidants as well as fiber and folate. They’re reputed to slow the growth of cancerous tumors. Most berries are high in essential minerals, which are required for healthy kidney function; however, they may cause problems in certain types of kidney disease where mineral consumption must be reduced. Consult your health practitioner before using berries in large quantities for medicinal purposes.

        The above were from:

  26. […] Malunggay (moringa) – How to make tea June 200837 comments 4 […]


    • moringa to cure fibrosis? I don’t know, really. If you can tolertae the taste of fresh moringa leaves maybe you can just chew it. To prepare moringa tea, by boiling the fresh leaves, boil the water first then add the fresh moringa leaves simmer for about a minute or two, then turn the stove off. I also do this with camote tops (sweet potato young leaves)

  28. You can chew the moringa leaves. It taste a little spicy. I mix them in salads or when I make regular teas (black or green). Just wash them before chewing. You can also put them when making sandwiches like grilled cheese sandwich or ham and egg sandwich or ham sandwich or egg sandwich or omelette sandwich. You can mix the leaves in pancit, stews, stir fried veggies, lasagna, spanakopita (the Greek pastry similar to our empanada), empanada, meat loaf, pastas, oven-cooked stuffed meats, soups, pizza, pies, even cookies. Just use your imagination. There are many ways you can use the moringa leaves. Moringa can also be grown inside your house in a big pot. You can take it out during the summer and bring it indoors in the winter time. Just trim it to maintain its low height. If you have a high ceiling go grow it taller if you wish 🙂

    • thanks for sharing

  29. It’s really great with fresh veggie salads because it gives the salad a little taste and ZIP. The taste dances on your tongue. Even peapods can be eaten raw.

  30. i think the best tea is the dried leaves and not the fresh leaves…if it is fresh , it’s a soup not a tea.

  31. hello kailangan po ba pag inum ng moringa tea every morning lang how bout in the evening?everday ba kailangan tulad ko me high blood tnxs God blessed

    • yung ibang nakatikim ng moringa powder na ginawa ko sa gabi sila umiinom lalo na yung me problem sa constipation. sa umaga maganda daw ang release ng kinain nila ng nagdaang araw. ok naman siguro kung uminom ka morning and night kung isand cup lang naman

  32. its good for eye

  33. thanks forgiving info about the Malungay kasi akala ko ako lang ang nag sasabing magaling ang malungay sa lahat ng sakit, masmarami papala akong malalaman sa iyo thank you mam cris.

    • salamat din po

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  35. hi!malunggay serves as “tubig” for me,,i boil the leaves,and flowers, if there is,and i take it as parang tubig,,, , it`s really a miracle!

    • salamat sa pag share zhen

      • welcome po…we really have to be more conscious sa health natin,no matter how young or old we are,,,,thank u din po teh!,,GODBLESS

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  37. what is the best tea?
    and How to make tea – techical?
    thanks a lot

  38. hai have a nice day..ask lng aq f pwdi bh pakuloan ng maxado ang kalammunggay hnd bh mkakasira s health?

    • louise

      wag masyado pakuluan ang kalamunggay kasi nababawasan din ang nutrients niya. may post ako tungkol sa oxalate content ng malunggay na nagsasabing wag madami at masyadong dadalasan ang paginom nito dahil may epekto sa kidney ang oxalates.



  39. Moringa is a great therapy for any disease. But when you make moringa tea, be sure to let the water cool to below 160 degrees F before brewing. Above 160 F destroys many of the essential nutrients in the moringa leaf.

    • Russel,

      So that means that after boiling the water, we should turn off the stove, wait for a few minutes (2-3 mins?) before adding the leaves. Then steep it there for a few minutes (5-10 mins?) before drinking the tea. Thanks for the suggestion.


  40. You’re welcome, Cris. I use a meat thermometer. I put hot water in my cup from my Keurig coffee machine, then put the meat thermometer in the cup until it reads below 160, then put the moringa in. If you’re in a hurry, you can just put in a bit of cool water to hasten the cooling process.

  41. By the way, Cris, I learned the benefits of moringa (and bitter melon and many other things) from my Pinay wife and her dear mother.

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