Moringa is a fast-growing tree, originating from the sub-Himalayas regions of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. It is also grown in the tropics. Leaves, bark, flowers, fruits, seeds and roots have been used for centuries in traditional medicine, and Ayurveda medicine claims that this plant can successfully cure more than 300 diseases.
Moringa, sometimes called the “miracle tree”, “shank tree” or “horseradish tree”, has small round leaves that are packed with an incredible amount of food: protein, calcium, beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium … you name it, Moringa understood this. Not surprisingly, it was used in medicine (and as a food source) for at least 4000 years.
Moringa is used for “tired blood” (anemia); Arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism); asthma; cancer; constipation; diabetes; diarrhea; epilepsy; abdominal pain; Stomach and intestinal ulcers; Intestinal cramps; Headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; stones in the kidneys; Fluid retention; Diseases of the thyroid gland; And bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections.
Moringa is also used to reduce swelling, increase sexual desire (like an aphrodisiac), prevent pregnancy, boost the immune system and increase the production of breast milk. Some people use it as a food supplement or tonic.
The Moringa plant is excellent for the digestive system, since it is full of fibers that purify excess waste from the intestine. It also contains isothiocyanates that have antibacterial properties that can kill H. Pylori bacteria, which is the main cause of ulcers, gastritis and stomach ulcers.
Moringa is sometimes applied directly to the skin as a thickener or desiccant (astringent). It is also used topically to treat foci of infection (abscess), athlete’s foot, dandruff, gum disease (gingivitis), snake bites, warts and wounds.
Oil from the seeds of moringa is used in food, perfumes and hair care products, as well as as a lubricant for machines.
Moringa is an important source of food in some parts of the world. Because it can be grown cheap and easy, and the leaves retain many vitamins and minerals after drying, Moringa is used in India and Africa in nutrition programs to combat malnutrition. Immature green pods (drum sticks) are prepared like green beans, while seeds are removed from more mature pods and cooked like peas or roasted like nuts. The leaves are prepared and used as spinach, and they are also dried and ground for use as a seasoning.
The cake left after extraction of oil is used as a fertilizer, as well as for cleaning well water and removing salts from seawater.
How it works?
Moringa contains proteins, vitamins and minerals. As an antioxidant, it helps protect cells from damage.
Only 100 gr. The leaves of the Moringa contain:
- 12 times more vitamin C than oranges;
- 17 times more calcium than milk;
- 10 times more vitamin A than carrots;
- 25 times more iron than spinach;
- 15 more potassium than bananas;
- 9 times more protein than yogurt
A recent study showed that if you consume 7 gr. Powder leaves Moringa within 3 months can reduce blood sugar by 13.5%.
The plant has antitumor and anti-cancer properties due to the activity of niazininin, a compound found in Moringa leaves.
The plant’s content can regulate the function of the thyroid gland, even if the thyroid gland is hyperactive.
Moringa oleifera has been on the market in the past decade, but it has been known to traditional medicine for a longer time. The plant is cultivated mainly in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, but it is native to India. This is probably the main reason why people in India have an 84% less death from pancreatic cancer than people in the United States.
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