Moringa (Moringa Oleifera)
The Moringa Tree is another one of those ancient natural sources of food, nutrition and medicine that has gained popularity as more of us worldwide become aware of it. It is still used for a cure or prevention of about 300 different ailments in Ayurveda.
This tree grows like a weed in the right climates and with so many beneficial uses it is called a miracle tree. It originates from the southern foothills of the Himalayas. It is drought resistant and proven to be good food source so it is being naturalized into the warm areas experiencing food shortages like Malawi, Senegal, and India. In an earlier post called, Moringa Seeds & Leaves, a focus was on water purification. The Seeds from this tree can purify water when they are crushed making this tree valuable to these countries.
Moringa has antibiotic and antibacterial properties, and is anti-inflammatory. It is being explored for edema, suppressing cancer cells, digestion and weight-loss, aging, its anti-diabetic characteristics, ability for lowering cholesterol, and cardio-protective properties.
Moringa Leaves & Seed Pods
The Moringa leaves and seed pods are a source of protein, calcium, beta carotene, vitamin’s A, B1 (thiamine) B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B-6 and and C, folate acid, iron, magnesium,
phosphorus, zinc, potassium, chlorogenic acid and niazimicin.
The leaves are a good source of antioxidants, beta-carotene, quercetin, and chlorogenic acid. I have read that 100 grams of dry moringa leaf contain: 9 times the protein of yogurt, 10 times the vitamin A of carrots, 15 times the potassium of bananas, 17 times the calcium of milk, 12 times the vitamin C of oranges.
Read more on Moringa Seeds & Leaves
Recommended Moringa Product Ideas:
- Moringa Oleifera Oil Organic Carrier Cold Pressed Natural Fresh 100% Pure 8 oz
Minvita – Moringa Superfood Powder – 250 gr
OrganicTree Tulsi Moringa Tea, 20-Count
Traditional uses and properties of Moringa is based upon historical and current information available. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.