Moringa trees are well-known for having extraordinary medicinal qualities. Why else would it have been used for over 4000 years by the Ayurvedic system of medicine.
Aside from being a healing powerhouse, the moringa tree offers a wide range of nutrients that are important to your well-being.
In fact, gram per gram, moringa contains:
- 2x the protein found in yogurt.
- 4x the vitamin A found in carrots.
- 3x the potassium found in bananas.
- 4x the calcium found in milk.
- 7x the vitamin C found in orange.
And if that wasn’t enough to convince you to add moringa powder to your diet, the tree itself contains many natural compounds that have been shown to boost the immune system and fight atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries) and heart disease.
In addition, moringa tree also has antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, and tumor-suppressive properties.
Nicknamed “drumstick tree, miracle tree and horseradish tree,” all parts of the Moringa tree can be used, including the leaves, stem and bark.
Here are some additional health benefits of the Mooringa tree:
- Rich in antioxidants
- Cleans the gut
- Powerful antibiotic qualities
- Boosts immune system
- Purifies water
- Lowers blood sugar
- Lowers blood pressure
- Anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties
- Regulates thyroid function
- Filled with nutrients and minerals
- Cleanse your skin
- Improve the elasticity of your skin
- Cure acne
- Aids sleeping
The Moringa leaf is an energy booster
The leaf of the tree is an excellent source of nutrition which means that leaves are also natural energy boosters. The energy is sustainable because it is not based on sugar.
The leaf of the Moringa and the properties in it act as a coagulant that attach themselves to harmful bacteria, cleansing the body of them.
The Moringa Leaf can do all this and more:
- The leaf juice can be used as a diuretic. Mix it with carrot juice
- Eating leaves is excellent for gonorrhea
- The juice has a stabilizing effect on blood pressure
- The juice can be used to help anxiety and panic
- Mixed with honey or coconut milk, the leaves help diarrhea and dysentery
- The leaf can be used to heal wounds
- The leaves can be used as a purgative
- The leaves can increase breast milk production
- Leaves can get rid of intestinal worms
- The juice of the leaf is a skin antiseptic
- The juice can be rubbed on the temples to cure headaches
- A poultice of fresh leaves can cure swelling, aches and pains
- A poultice can treat fevers, bronchitis, infection of the eyes and ears, and scurvy
- Tea made from the leaf can boost the immune system
The Moringa Tree is Filled With Protein
Apparently the Moringa tree has a higher protein ratio than any other plant or tree so far identified. It has more protein in it than an equivalent amount of soy. Soy has always been the natural alternative, or a vegetarian option, for meat, fish, chicken, dairy and eggs.
The Moringa tree has now made it to the shortlist and in a way it is even better than soy because it has non-allergic properties. Moringa offers 18-20 of the amino acids that are needed by the human body, including all 9 of the essential ones that are easily found in meat products.
The Oil of The Moringa Tree
Moringa oil is also known as ben oil, because of its high concentration of behenic acid, which is extracted from the seeds. The seeds contain almost 40% of their weight in oil, which is even more than sunflower plants and peanuts.
- The oil also has very impressive qualities, even better than olive oil.
- It can be used for cooking and does not spoil or go rancid.
- It can be used for cosmetics and is incredibly good for the skin.
- It can also be used as a preservative, as a lubricant for wood, for machinery and in fine watches.
Once the oil has been extracted from the seeds the leftovers can be used as feed for animals.
The Moringa tree is small but it grows quickly and has very rich leaves, rich in protein, nutrients and minerals. It is an excellent plant, that offers a wide variety of health benefits.