Moringa is an incredible nutrient-dense superfood! It has seven times the amount of vitamin C in oranges, four times as much calcium and double the amount of protein in milk, four times the vitamin A in carrots, and three times the potassium in bananas! In fact, moringa tree leaves registered a higher ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score (157,000!) than most anitoxidant superfoods that are traditionally talked about, including Acai berries, green tea, blueberries, dark chocolate, garlic, goji berries, pomegranates and red wine! In places where no one can afford fancy pharmaceuticals, moringa trees keep people healthy. One nickname for it is “vitamin tree” – with good reason! Available whole, crushed, or ground into powder.
Other Names : Miracle Moringa, The Never Die Tree, Tree of Life, the Vitamin Tree
Moringa Benefits :
- This tiny leaf has been used medicinally (and as food) for at least 4,000 years. It is lives up to its nickname as “Miracle Moringa.”
- It contains glucose-modifying, anti-diabetic properties that can fight Type 2 diabetes and obesity. Tests have shown moringa leaves effectively lower blood sugar levels.
- It is a known agent for preventing hypercholesterolemia and hyperglycemia.
- The leaves have a high iron content and help prevent anemia.
- The leaves help protect your liver and promote cleansing of the body.
- Early studies have shown moringa to have anti-cancer properties.
- It is nutrient packed, full of protein, essential amino acids, antioxidants, and more.
- Moringa contains 18 of 20 amino acids with all 9 essential amino acids present, making it a great protein source.
- MOMtE (Methanolic extract of M. oleifera ) produces a significant reduction in serum glucose and nitric oxide with concomitant increase in serum insulin and protein levels.
- Moringa has a strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect , so it helps fight skin infections or scurvy, as well as providing healing and relief for wounds or insect bites. It helps stop bleeding as well.
- It also is an anti-bacterial and cardio protective agent, providing antibiotic activity against H. Pylori.
- Moringa flowers are boiled in water and made into a tea, which is believed to fight colds.
Traditional Uses : Known as the tree of life, because every part of the tree is used. Seriously! The seeds, pods, flowers, are leaves are used as food, while the bark, roots, stems, and the rest of the tree are used for making tools or as folk medicine. Ayurvedic medicine uses part of the tree for treating various ailments. The leaves are eaten raw in salads, blended into drinks, or steamed.