Moringa is also known as the ‘miracle tree’, ‘drumstick tree’, or ‘horseradish tree’. This plant has small and rounded leaves which are abundant in nutrients, such as calcium, beta-carotene, protein, potassium, vitamin C, almost all nutritive ingredients are present in moringa. That is the reason that it has been used medicinally for more than 4,000 years.
The traditional medicine has been using this herb’s leaves for centuries, and the Ayurvedic medicine relates this plant with prevention and treating of around 300 diseases.
From a digestive aspect, moringa is rich in fiber and works as a mop in your intestines and cleans up the extra grunge left over from a greasy diet. We should also mention the isothiocyanates it contains, which are substances that have anti-bacterial effects and help your body get rid of H. pylori, a bacterium implicated in gastritis, ulcers, and even gastric cancer.
Moringa seeds are better when it comes to purification of water than the most of the conventional synthetic materials used today.
Moringa leaves are abundant in vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, and many more nutrients.
One Hundred Grams of Dry Moringa Leaf Contains:
25 times the iron of spinach
17 times the calcium of milk
15 times the potassium of bananas
12 times the vitamin C of oranges
10 times the vitamin A of carrots
9 times the protein of yogurt
Moringa leaves contain great amounts of antioxidants, such as quercetin, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and chlorogenic acid. The chlorogenic acid has been proven to slow cell’s absorption of sugar and animal studies have discovered that it also lowers the levels of blood sugar.
In a research it was revealed that women who consumed seven grams of moringa leaf powder a day for three months time reduced their fasting blood sugar levels by 13.5 percent.
Some researches indicate that moringa leaves have anti-tumor and anti-cancer effects, partly due to a compound called niaziminin. Groundwork experimentation also shows activity against the Epstein-Barr virus. The leaves also contain a compound that regulates the function of the thyroid gland, especially in cases of hyper-active thyroid. Further studies point to the anti-viral actions in cases of Herpes simplex 1.
Many plants from the traditional medicinal systems with great benefits are being rediscovered. Moringa oleifera has been rediscovered just a decade ago and gains greater popularity due to its multiple health benefits and nutritional values.
This highly beneficial plant deserves a special place in your home pharmacy.
Moringa is now widely cultivated throughout Africa, Asia, Central America, and the Caribbean. However, the greatest moringa crop on the earth is situated in India, the place where it grows naturally. It is most likely the reason that the death rate from pancreatic cancer in India is 84 percent lower than the one in the United States.
You can even find moringa supplements online.
Note: you will need to consult a doctor first before you start using this natural remedy or its supplements.
There is a book, called Everyday Roots Book, in which you can find how to use, besides moringa, other roots as well, as well as different effective home remedies (more than 215). Take a look at these natural alternatives and use the benefits of these natural herbs.