Early in the year I received some Moringa Seeds as a gift. Attempts to germinate them was a challenge and unsuccessful. Though somewhat depressed about not being able to grow them this year I have become enamored by the potential of this plant. By all accounts it can contribute to the health and wellness on the planet from purifying water, to purifying ones body and supporting nations food and nutritional shortages.
Knowing that the seeds could be eaten, I tossed one in my mouth, chewed and swallowed it. Later reaching for a glass of water I had the shock of my life. My mouth exploded with sweetness. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Was it the water, or was it the glass? I had to retrace what I had eaten. Researching this I received validation when reading it was in fact a common reaction with the Moringa Seed. I had to smile reading the seed was described as being able to sweeten waters in its ability to purify water. In some countries that lack potable water the seeds are crushed and added to dirty water. Any substance in the water sinks to the bottom with the seeds leaving the top water clean and clear. I am inspired and impressed with this possibility. I mentioned it to a client whose own brother has developed an industrial water cleaning system and it wasn’t long before I got a message asking what that seed was again!
The Moringa Tree leaves are used fresh, dried as tea or ground into powder to put into capsules for a health supplement. The pods of the Moringa Tree are cooked and eaten as a vegetable.
I am now drinking 2 small cups of Moringa tea a day made from dried leaves. It has a nice flavour and I would love to drink more yet want to wait and see how it works with my digestion and elimination system. I have noticed a change in my hair. It feels and appears healthier however I am also eating more fermented foods and drinking Beet Kvass. It will take some time to decide if it is the Moringa or not.
I discovered through Amazon that the Body Shop makes a bar soap using the Moringa Plant. There is a Body Shop a block away so I stopped in and now trying a bar out. The immediate effect on my skin is that it is hydrating, it tightens and the skin is softer. Even with a gardeners hands! Would I recommend it? Yes 100%. However my aim would be to grow it myself and make my soap. It’s a good thing that one of the new batch of seeds is sprouting!
I have started to use Moringa Oil and find it lighter. This oil can be used to cook or used for skin, hair and massage products.
Read more on the benefits of Moringa
Recommended Moringa Product Ideas:
- Moringa Oleifera Oil Organic Carrier Cold Pressed Natural Fresh 100% Pure 8 oz, 237 ml
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.