Native to India, Moringa is one of the most powerful health-enhancing plants. India’s ancient tradition of ayurveda sites hundreds of beneficial uses of the Moringa tree. Recent scientific research has proven that these humble leaves are of huge nutritional value. Moringa leaf is best known as an excellent source of nutrition and natural energy booster. This energy boost is not based on sugar, and so it is sustained. Moringa is also soothing. It helps lower blood pressure and is a sleep aid.
Its detoxifying effect may come from Moringa’s ability to purify water. Moringa acts as a coagulant attaching itself to harmful material and bacteria. It is believed that this process is taking place in the body as well.
While the continued use of Moringa for food and medicinal purposes by cultures in separate and distant parts of the world attest to its beneficial effects, Moringa is a recent “discovery” of modern science.
The leaves of Moringa Oleifera are nature’s multi-vitamin providing 7 x the vitamin C of oranges, 4 x the calcium of milk, 4 x the vitamin A of carrots, 3 x the potassium of bananas, and 2 x the protein of yogurt. On top of that, science is proving Moringa to be a powerhouse of nutrients; 90 are known to date, with the possibility of more yet to be identified. If that were not enough, Moringa has no known impurities, with no adverse reactions ever recorded. There multiple Medicinal Qualities to Moringa.
- Stabilising effect on blood pressure.
- Combats anxiety.
- Eating leaves is recommended in cases of gonorrhea because of the diuretic action.
- Leaves and buds are rubbed on the temples for headache.
- Protein for Vegans & Vegetarians.
- Fights fevers, bronchitis, eye and ear infections, scurvy, and catarrh (inflammation of the mucus membrane).
- Considered to be anthelmintic (able to kill intestinal worms).
- Eating leaves is believed to increase a woman’s milk production and is sometimes prescribed for anemia.