Note: Not a sponsored post. Our eldest daughter Dindin has been taking malunggay capsules for three months now and we are happy with the results. She has become healthier and stronger and we have decided that we shall keep taking Nutralac as a family.
Dindin had been diagnosed with allergic rhinitis ever since she was an infant. She is not asthmatic but her rhinitis is so bad that it takes very little to trigger her sneezes, which develops into a very productive cough the following day because of post-nasal drip.
I was a very frustrated first-time mom back then. That was in 2009. I failed at breastfeeding Dindin plus I couldn’t seem to effectively use cloth diapers on her, she has a loose bladder, and then the allergic rhinitis. Her coughs would last for a month and if she got better, we can just count a week or two of respite, then she would get sick again.
And while she’s sick, she would vomit several times in a day anywhere and everywhere. It was really frustrating. Add to that, she wasn’t gaining weight normally, so people really thought she had primary complex. But actually she didn’t.
Living in the city just made her condition worse. With the dust and pollution in our house, it was not surprising that her allergies are always triggered. This went on until she was about 5 years old.
ALTERNATIVE ALLERGY REMEDIES
Multivitamins and Vitamin C
Aside from the non-steroidal allergy medication like Cetrizine that’s prescribed by her pediatrician, I have always given Dindin a multivitamin supplement plus a separate dose of Vitamin C, like Ceelin. Both are prescribed by her pediatrician.
But aside from these supplements, I continue to give her nutritious foods and find ways and means to boost her immunity against disease. After all, allergies happen because of some malfunction in our immune system. I strive to give the kids a balanced meal whenever I can
Some of the food supplements that I have given Dindin are barley grass, spirulina tablets, probiotic supplements, and zinc. But the longest that we have used, for more than two years I think, was Milea Bee Propolis drops, which I added to their water regularly throughout the day. The problem is, my source is in Manila, so I cannot easily just buy a small bottle anytime. I usually order in bulk to save up on shipping fees.
Several months ago, I was given given three boxes of the Nutralac Moringa Capsules or better known as malunggay capsules. This particular brand is called Nutralac because it is marketed as malunggay capsules for lactating mothers in order to boost their milk production. I thought of giving them away because I am no longer breastfeeding so I thought that somebody can still be blessed by it.
But when I read the box of Nutralac and learned that it only purely contained dried moringa leaves, I thought that anybody could just take it and not just lactating moms. After all, malunggay is just a vegetable that Filipinos commonly eat. It is not just for a particular group of people. It’s just that lactating moms consume more of it.
Dindin is already 8 years old, so I asked her if she thinks she could already swallow the capsule, as she had been able to take some tablets already without difficultl. She was willing to try it and so she did.
I noticed that while she did get the sneezes, it wasn’t very often anymore, even though I don’t get to clean their room every day (in the past we dusted surfaces and mopped the floor everyday). And if she does get the sneezes, they seldom prosper. If they do get bad, a dose of cetirizine just usually does the trick.
It has been three months now since she started taking malunggay capsules and I have noticed that she has gotten really stronger and tougher against allergens.
Indeed malunggay is a miracle vegetable!
WHY IN CAPSULE FORM
You may ask why I would give the capsules to my daughter when I can always feed her the fresh vegetables. Well, Dindin eats her vegetables but we could not regularly prepare them at home. So that method is unreliable. Besides, she can only eat so much and if you feed her daily with it, she just might reject it after awhile.
But when malunggay is in capsule form, it is concentrated and you don’t have to keep chewing on the rather tough leaves. She just drinks a lot of water with each dose so that the fiber of the leaves can also help in digestion.
We have decided that we will let her continue taking Nutralac because of the good results.
10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF MALUNGGAY
Here are 10 malunggay health benefits, aside from aiding in the production of breast milk in lactating mothers. I would encourage you to eat more of the fresh leaves with your favorite soup, but you may also take Nutralac malunggay capsules for convenience.
1. Normalizes blood sugar level and helps control diabetes
2. Combats malnutrition because it is highly nutritious
3. Anticancer because it contains phytochemicals
5. Strengthens the Immune System. Studies says that malunggay leaves help boost the immune system to about 10x more than the commercially-made vitamins and other supplements.
6. Has anti-aging propertoes
7. Strengthen eye muscles
8. Promotes good sleep
9. Helps treats common cold, fever, and asthma
10. Stimulates breast milk production for effective breastfeeding
Sigrid - Bacolod Blogger
Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at: