Drumstick-Benefits And Nutritional Facts

Moringa oleifera is a scientific name of Drumstick, is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree of the family Moringaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of South Asia. It contains many nutritional facts and many health benefits. Common names include moringa, drumstick tree, horseradish tree and ben oil tree or benzolive tree. Drumstick is one of those rare plant species whose seeds, flowers, leaves, and stems are edible and extremely nutritious. Drumstick is treated as a ‘super plant’ for its unique yet powerful properties that combat different ailments in our system. This nutrient-dense plant has its roots in Ayurveda and was used as a medicine in olden days.


It is very rich in healthy antioxidants and bioactive plant compounds. Drumstick is a plant that has been praised for its health benefits for thousands of years.

  • Bone health.
  • Helps in weight loss.
  • Prevents outbursts of chicken pox.
  • Prevents pimples.
  • Reduces blood sugar level.
  • Heart health.
  • Improved digestion.
  • Hair and skin health..

Antioxidants are compounds that act against free radicals in your body. High levels of free radicals may cause oxidative stress, which is associated with chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Consumption of drumstick has also proven results in improving bone health due to the presence of an adequate amount of calcium and iron. It is rich in vitamin B, vitamin A, folic acid and other essential nutrients which will help you in achieving a flawless skin and lustrous hair.

The various vitamins and minerals present in drumstick stem help in maintaining an optimum blood-glucose level and hence it is highly recommended for people with diabetes. Drumstick is known for preventing acne and other skin issues. It is a blood purifier which helps in flushing out all the impurities present in your blood (prevents pimples).

Nutritional Facts

It is rich in vitamin B, vitamin A, folic acid and other essential nutrients. Contains adequate amounts of calcium and iron and higher amounts of fiber. It contains 85% of moisture and low in fat.

NutrientsAmount per 100 g
Energy29.4 kcal
Carbohydrates3.76 g
Protein2.62 g
Fat0.12 g
Fiber6.83 g
Calcium33.3 mg
Phosphorous52.87 mg
Sodium22.38 mg
Potassium419 mg
Iron0.73 mg
Folate (vitamin B9)62.75 mcg
Vitamin C71.86 mg
Vitamin A2.88 mcg
Beta carotene17.28 mcg
Magnesium38.1 mg
Biotin (vitamin B7)4.29 mcg