If you happen to enter a kitchen, you ll most certainly find the Drumstick vegetable. In Indian cuisine, drumstick is a highly well-known vegetable, especially in southern India. It is one of the most nutrient dense plants. During ancient times, it was used to cure more than 300 diseases by Ayurveda. Drumsticks boost the digestive fire or metabolism, support immunity and tone the cleansing organs such as liver, kidneys and skin. The leaves are high in several anti-aging compounds. They lower the effects of oxidative stress or inflammation. They also protect against chronic diseases and age-related eye disorders. The pods are rich in oleic acid, a heart healthy fatty acid, which lowers down and regulates high cholesterol.