Malunggay for emergency water treatment
Today’s “crisis in water and sanitation is—above all—a crisis of the poor,” says the UN Development Program study: “Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty and the Water Crisis.” “No intervention has greater overall impact upon national development and public health than the provision of safe drinking water and proper disposal of human waste,” a report stated.
There are two ways malunggay seeds can treat water.
“Treatments with moringa solutions have been found to remove 90 [percent] to 99.9 percent of the impurities in water.” In general, one malunggay seed kernel can treat 1 liter of water.
Here’s how to use malunggay seeds in treating water.
Shell the seeds (remove the seed coat) to obtain clean seed kernels; discard discolored seeds.
Mix the paste and once cup of clean water into a bottle and shake for one minute to activate the coagulant properties and form a solution.
When the particles and contaminants have settled to the bottom, the clean water can be carefully poured off.
Let it cool for few more minutes before drinking the water.
“First, the process of shaking and stirring must be followed closely to activate the coagulant properties; if the flocculation process takes too long, there is a risk of secondary bacteria growth during flocculation,” the Echo says.
It is acceptable for drinking only where people are currently drinking untreated, contaminated water.” Meanwhile, election is fast approaching.