Native to Africa and Asia, moringa tree is abundant in nutrients. In fact, each part of the tree, including the pods, fruits, flowers, roots and bark are edible and people in South India commonly use them as part of their delicacies because of their distinctive taste. This plant is also known as “drumstick tree”, “miracle tree” or “horseradish tree” and it has been used in treating numerous health conditions for ages. Moringa tree is highly beneficial for the digestive tract since it is rich in fibers and has the ability to remove toxins and excess waste from the intestines. Moreover, it is rich in isothiocyanates which have powerful antibacterial effects that can effectively destroy H. Pylori, bacteria that cause gastritis and ulcers.
Moreover, moringa leaves contain three times more iron than spinach, and four times more vitamin A per gram than carrots, which makes it a rich source of beta-carotene.
In addition, Moringa supplements, made from moringa leaves and pods, have proved far better than most vitamins and supplements available today due to the fact that they don’t contain any synthetic components.
Only 100 gr. of the moringa leaves contain:
Moringa has twice more protein per gram than yoghurt.
Moringa has three times more potassium per gram than bananas.
Moringa has seven times more vitamin C per gram than oranges.
Moringa has four times more calcium per gram than milk, which makes it great for bone health.
THE ANTI-CANCER PROPERTIES OF MORINGA
Moringa packs a number of potent anti-cancer ingredients including kaempferol, rhamnetin and isoquercetin. According to research, Moringa has positive anti-cancer results against ovarian, liver, lung cancer, and melanoma.
Although more research is needed in this field, Moringa so far represents a potential cure to these types of cancer.
ADDITIONAL HEALTH BENFITS OF MORINGA
- It’s a water purifier.
- It packs 9 essential amino acids, 27 vitamins, 46 antioxidants, and many minerals.
- It improves lactation.
- It’s beneficial for treatment of various chronic illnesses, bites, wounds, and other ailments.
- It’s an effective skin cleanser, also great for healthy, vibrant hair.
- It gives no side effects, which makes it safe for children too.