Malunggay and Dementia

Knowledge is power! But what if, one suffers from Dementia? Is he still can claim that he is powerful?

Dementia, a serious loss of global cognitive ability including the impairments of memory, attention, language, and problem-solving. It is continually growing worldwide accompanied by the increased elderly population. Due to the rapid growth of prevalence, high expenditure cost, and unsatisfactory outcomes of therapeutic strategy, dementia has been recognized as one of the major medical and social challenges especially in developing countries

Because of the high cost of treatment, scientists and specialists are looking for alternative ways to cure it. And, the use of herbal medicine was being studied.

Malunggay, a plant in the family of Moringaceae, is an edible plant that has been used both as food and as medicine in many Asian countries including Thailand for centuries. The leaves of this plant have been reported to be a rich source of potassium, calcium, phosphorous, iron, vitamins A and D, essential amino acids, and antioxidants such as B- carotene, vitamin C, and flavonoids. In addition, antinutrients such as alkaloids, tannins, phenolics, saponins, and steroids were also observed. The leaves extract also exhibits antioxidant activity. Alpha-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin provide antioxidant protection to the brain and neurons, mitigating cognitive and motor impairment and boosting concentration, memory and learning.

Preventing degeneration and disease, while boosting natural brain function, the effects of Malunggay on the brain are shown in both long-term and short-term usage.

As they say, prevention is better than cure, so binge in and ask for more Malunggay.

Malunggay Chips of GhemsFoodProducts is made up of all-natural Malunggay leaves, flour and flavorings fried in oil. Malunggay Chips by GemsFoodProducts a healthful snack good for the family and friends and is very good “pasalubong” to anyone.

For any inquiries and orders, you may contact Ms. Gemma Bumangit or visit her at Barangay Balintocatoc, Santiago City.

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