What is Moringa & What are Moringa Benefits?

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If you find yourself saying, “What is Moringa?” you aren’t alone. It is a relative newcomer to the mainstream health community. Moringa is an incredible nutrient-dense superfood. It has seven times the quantity of vitamin C in oranges, four times as much calcium and twice the 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 discussed, 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. It is not uncommon to see people reaching up and pulling the young leaves off Moringa tress and chewing on them. Getting a fresh burst of vitamins and nutrients in the single handful.

The Moringa family actually has 13 species obtained in tropical and subtropical climates. They all look distinctive, ranging from tiny plants to tall trees. The most widely cultivated species is Moringa oleifera.

OTHER NAMES

Miracle Moringa, The Never Die Tree, Tree of Life, the Vitamin Tree.

MORINGA BENEFITS

This tiny leaf has been utilized 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 glucose levels.

It is a known agent for preventing hypercholesterolemia and hyperglycemia.

The leaves have a high iron content and help prevent anemia.

The leaves shield your liver and promote cleansing of the body.

Early research indicates Moringa to have anti-cancer properties.

It is nutrient packed, filled with 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, along with 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. The seeds, pods, flowers, are leaves are utilized 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.

WHERE TO HUNT IT DOWN

The hard part with Moringa is getting it processed right. You’re probably finally seeing websites and health personalities (including Dr. Oz , Dr. Mercola, and more) discussing the incredible health advantages of Moringa. The main reason it is not huge is that is takes time and effort to process it correctly.

It needs to be processed intelligently and with care to retain its goodness. The tiny leaves need to be handpicked, washed, and dried in the shade and then be pulverized as soon as possible to retain the nutrients and antioxidants. Doing it right costs more and takes more time.

Moringa is very popular in capsule form. But shop around. You need to buy from a company that does not use fillers. Also seek out capsules made with veggie or vegetable cellulose. Look for firms that have been tested for purity and quality. Powder form or teas is a good way to regularly include Moringa in your diet.

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Sources:

1. Combating Malnutrition with Moringa. Fuglie L. J. Church World Service, Bureau Régional d’Afrique de l’Ouest. Rue 8 Quart de Brie, Amitié 3, BP 5338, Dakar – Fann, (Senegal)

2. Moringa oleifera: A Review of the Medical Evidence for Its Nutritional, Therapeutic, and Prophylactic Properties. Part 1. Jed W. Fahey, Sc.D. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Cancer Chemoprotection Center, 725 N. Wolfe Street, 406 WBSB, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21205-218

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