The study aimed to introduce the combination of Malunggay and Spinach powder inorder to make a natural, nutritious and practical supplement for all especially to thosehealth-conscious individuals. Nevertheless, this study wouldnt be possible without the everlasting love, care andassistance from the researchers family, who supported her in the procurement of the muchneeded logistics and references, cultivated and propagated the Malunggay and Spinachplants for the study, and uplifted the researcher emotionally when she is taken aback withdiscouragement.
The researcher would never forget to acknowledge Miss Fairy T. Ramirez and Mr. Glenn Q. Ocana, who extended their invaluable time, patience in explaining the wholecourse of the research and gave words of encouragement. Furthermore, the researcher would like to thank her classmates for the sharedinformation during casual talk and discussions. Most of all, to God our Father, the source of all strength and wisdom. For withoutHis unfaltering love and guidance this study would never be realized.
This labor of love is dedicated to our beloved and supportive Dad and Mom.
To our patient and hardworkingteachers, Miss Fairy Rose T. Ramirezand Mr. Glenn Q. Ocana. Above all, toour maker, God Almighty CHAPTER 1 THE PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE Rationale He gives us that vast goodness of nature and vegetation is among those. As manpropagates for abundance; he deserves to harbor tremendous benefits from it. Man inhabited earth with all its richness laid before him. With his gladness,ingenuity and constant search for knowledge he discovered numerous ways to enrich hismind of endless ideas, body for health and longevity and spirit to fulfill his close relationwith his maker and humanity.
Thus, man discovers infinite ways and makes use ofaccessible resources to satisfy his longings for health and wellness. The discovery of herbal plants made the possible existence of modern medicine. Modern medicine makes use of these plants in making capsulated herbal medicine or foodsupplements. It is scientifically proven that numerous of vitamins and minerals are foundin herbal plants that can supply the needs of living things, specifically humans. Thesevitamins and minerals help supply energy within a persons body, which is needed foreveryday activities in order for them to perform well.
Herbal plants nowadays are not justmade as medicinal purposes but also as food ingredients so that it may add a unique andhealthier flavor to foods. Malunggay or Horse radish (Moringa oelifera) was once considered a “poorman’s vegetable” but now it is known as a “miracle tree” or “nature’s medicinecabinet” by scientists and health care workers from around the world because itis loaded with vitamins and minerals that can be an effective remedy againstmany kinds of ailments such as arthritis, anemia, ovarian cancer, heartcomplications, kidney problems, asthma and digestive disorders.
This plantthrives in tropical countries, mainly in Southeast Asia, Central and SouthAmerica and Africa. It is indeed widely cultivated. It grows up to ten (10)meters tall and its leaflets are ovate to elliptic and are two (2) centimeters long. Each ounce of Malunggay contains seven times the Vitamin C found in oranges,four times the Vitamin A of carrots, three times the iron of spinach, four times asmuch calcium as milk and three times the potassium of bananas. It is said thatthat these plants require little maintenance, which makes it easy for cash-strapped people to gain health without thinking of budget concerns.
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is an edible flowering plant in the family ofAmaranthaceae which originated from Central and Southwestern Asia and isnow widely cultivated throughout the world. It grows to a height of up to thirty(30) centimeters and its leaves are simple, alternate, ovate to triangular-basedand varies in size from two (2) to three (3) centimeters long and one to fifteen(15) centimeters broad. Besides of it being considered as an herb rich in Iron, it isalso a rich source of Carbohydrates, Dietary fiber, Fat, Protein, Vitamin A, Beta-carotene,
Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K andCalcium. It is well-known in stabilizing the blood sugar among diabetics, itserves as an anti-oxidant, an anti-cancer agent, it prevents from atherosclerosisor thickening and hardening of arteries and it aids in the formation of the bloodsubstance required for bloodclotting. The combination of both herbs can surely make a nutritious supplementfor all ages. This study presents the result of the beneficial mix of Malunggayand Spinach known as ? Malunggay and Spinach powder. ? A power duo, aproduct of nature, harness within reach and concoctedwith simplicity.