Drumstick or Moringa Oleifera Leaves and Immature Green Seed Pods. Usually, the moringa/drumstick plant grows small to medium sizes and bears flowers in three colours: red, white, and black. Drumstick is a fast-growing and drought – resistant plant, and it grows best in dry sandy soil. The beneficial properties of drumstick leaves were discovered thousands of years ago. The latest scientific research has also confirmed the benefits of drumstick leaves as herbal supplements. As of now, more than 1300 studies and reports have focused on drumstick benefits and its healing abilities.