Health Benefits of Moringa: A Miracle Tree

Moringa oleifera is known as Miracle Tree, Tree for Life and Mother's Best Gift. Almost every part of the plant is of value for food. Its leaves are so rich in health beneficial compounds that it is said that moringa leaves could practically wipe out malnutrition on our planet. Moringa leaves can be eaten fresh as salad or cooked in a variety of recipes, however, its dry powder is easy to market and consume. 
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Drying leaves increases the percentage of the most of the compounds many times because of removal of water, however, a few are reduced. Moringa leaf powder is the richest natural source of almost all the nutrients required for perfect human health. It contains 92 nutrients, 46 anti-oxidants, 36 anti-inflammatory compounds and essential amino acids. 
The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of health beneficial and disease preventing nutrients like zeatin, quercetin, β-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. Moringa leaf powder stimulates the immune system and thereby improves the health and lifestyle of an individual.

Health Benefits:

  • Blindness

Moringa is rich in Vitamin A and Lutein which are very effective against blindness.

  • Immune system 

It is also a rich source of Vitamin C many times more than oranges, which is necessary to improve the immune system. The body's natural defense mechanism increases with the consumption of moringa in the daily diet pattern. Since it is an immunity-stimulant, it is prescribed for AIDs afflicted patients.

  • Bones

Calcium present in moringa leaves is higher than the milk, so it strengthens the bones and teeth.

  • Protein

The moringa dried leaves contains 27% good quality protein (including essential amino acids) which is necessary for the integrity of muscles and building and repairing of body tissues. It also contains argenine and histidine which are especially important for infants.

  • Anemia

Due to high iron moringa leaf powder helps to cure anemia

  • Diabetes 

Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the body either does not produce enough, or does nit properly respond to insulin. Moringa is rich in Vit A, B₁₂, C, D, E and Mg which help to maintain sugar level, hence it is helpful in fighting against diabetes.

  • Blood pressure 

Nitrile, thiocarbamate glycosides, Ca, Mg, K, Zn, and Vit E presesnt in moringa leaves helps to lower the blood pressure.

  • Anti-aging

Zeatin is an antioxidant and growth hormone which is very rich in moringa leaves. It helps to protect the skin and delays aging and wrinkles. The paste of the moringa leaves is said to beautify the skin and is hence applied by women reqularly. 

  • Antibiotic

Leaf powder contains an antibiotic Niazimicin, so it also has anti-bacterial properties.

  • Sleeplessness(Insomania)

Moringa contains a variety of good phenolics. Moringa leaf green tea is an excellent treatment of restless sleep.

  • Digestion

Moringa leaf powder improves digestion and a slight purgative.

  • Weight loss

Regular use of moringa leaf powder mixed in milk help in the weight loss.

  • Lactating mothers

Moringa leaves are famous for increasing the quality and quantity of nursing mother's milk.

  • Hepatitis

Caffeoylquinic acids are antioxidants considered to be choleretic (bile increasing which helps to digest dietary fats), hepatoprotective (effective against hepatitis and other liver diseases), cholesterol-reducing, and diiuretic.

  • Arthritis

Anti-inflammatory compunds in moringa leaves helps to control the pain and swelling of the joints.

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