Murungai keerai poriyal for rice including this recipe in your diet keeps you healthy. The drumstick leaves has numerous health benefits and it is also good for diabetic patients and it aids in weight loss. Drumstick and drumstick leaves recipes are given to both pregnant and new moms as it is rich in calcium and iron. Women may get iron deficiency during this phase and also they need more calcium to overcome the delivery phase. They must include this in their diet to get natural way of iron and calcium.
People with anemia should include this daily in their diet. Constipation will get cured with this drumstick leaves. During the aadi season that falls between the mid July and august people will worship the goddess with the koozhu along with it many sideishes are prepared like karuvattu kuzhambu or kara kuzhambu with many veggies and kothavaranga poriyal and also this murungai keerai poriyal and they feed the poor and needy. May be our ancestors came to know about the benefits of drumstick leaves and included it as a regulation to do this in the festival every year.