Moringa – The “Miracle Tree”
The powerful benefits of this tree mostly come from its tiny leaves (leaf powder supplement). But you can also benefit from moringa pods, roots, bark, or seeds.
Moringa leaves are loaded with vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, and more. One hundred grams of dry moringa leaf contains:
• 9 times the protein of yogurt
• 10 times the vitamin A of carrots
• 15 times the potassium of bananas
• 17 times the calcium of milk without the lactose
• 1/2 the vitamin C of oranges
• 25 times the iron of spinach
• 12 times the vitamin E of almonds
Now science has confirmed the many benefits of this herb. Here are the benefits of using this superfood.
Fight inflammation This herb was traditionally used to treat ulcers due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties. And now research shows it can prevent inflammation in the liver. These anti-inflammatory properties can prevent other diseases like arthritis, leaky gut, and cardiovascular disease.
Fight cancer naturally Two compounds in moringa, have been found to have anti-cancer properties. Moringa antioxidant properties fight free radicals in the body and prevents growth of tumors. This study found that taking one and half teaspoons of moringa powder a day greatly increased antioxidant levels in the blood.
Anti-aging properties Moringa has high amounts of vitamin A which naturally slows aging. It also prevents age-related problems like loss of vision and weak immune system.
Protect the liver Other than protecting the liver from chronic inflammation, moringa protects the liver against toxicity and damage due to its high levels of polyphenols. And folks with liver damage can benefit from it. As you may know, liver affects toxicity in the body, metabolism, and helps digestion.
Treat diabetes This herb helps regulate glucose and lipid levels in the body this consequently lowers blood sugar and cholesterol, and protect cells from damage. Researchers found that women who took 7 grams of moringa powder per day, for 90 days, reduced blood sugar levels by 14 percent.
Improve brain health Moringa is rich in antioxidants which improve brain function. It can also improve mood and relieve stress. Folks with diseases that affect brain function should use it regularly.
Reduce asthma symptoms Moringa can reduce symptoms of asthma and fight respiratory inflammation.
Enhance wound healing Moringa helps blood clot faster and this prevents loss of blood after a cut, it also helps heal wounds faster. These benefits can be experienced from moringa seeds, leaves, bark, or roots.
How to Use Moringa
If you have access to a moringa tree, you can use the fresh leaves in your meals; they have a flavor similar to a radish. Toss them like a salad, blend them into smoothies, or steam them like spinach. Another option is to use moringa powder, either in supplement form or added to smoothies, soups, and other foods for extra nutrition. Moringa powder has a distinctive "green" flavor, so you may want to start out slowly when adding it to your meals.
You can also use organic, cold-pressed moringa oil, also known as Ben Oil, although it's expensive (about 15 times more than olive oil). Moringa oil, can be extracted from moringa seeds. It is rare because it takes so many seeds to produce a high quantity of oil. The cosmetic industry has long used ben oil in high end beauty creams and moisturizers. Ben oil has a high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants and its continued use promotes beautiful and healthy skin.
Get a lot of energy by drinking a tea with moringa, ginger, turmeric and cinnamon. Drinking this tea everyday can help you have energy and maintain good health.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s LIKELY UNSAFE to use the root, bark or flowers of moringa if you are pregnant. Chemicals in the root, bark, and flowers can make the uterus contract, and this might cause a miscarriage.
Moringa Facts Link: http://moringafacts.net/
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