18 Health Benefits Of Moringa- The Miracle Tree…

Moringa-Oleifera

History of Moringa

Moringa is called “Nebedaye”, which means “never die” In many African languages. The Moringa plant is native to Northern India, where it was first described around 2000 BC as a medicinal herb.( Wachsman, “Moringa History”)  Moringa is known by several names: Horseradish Tree, Drumstick Tree, Marango, Mlonge, Mulangay, Malungay, Malunggay, Saijhan,  Shevaga, Sajna,  Kamungay and last but not least, Mother’s Best Friend (Wachsman, “Moringa History“)

Nutritional Information

 

Moringa-Nutrient dense

Moringa is very nutritionally dense. Eating 100 grams fresh Moringa oleifera tree leaves provides you with as much protein as an egg, as much calcium as a big glass of milk, as much iron as a 200 grams beef steak, as much vitamin A as a carrot and as much vitamin C as an orange. (“Before You Buy Moringa Oleifera Tree Products”)

However, there is one downside. Moringa leaves may also contain high levels of antinutrients, which can reduce the absorption of minerals and protein . Another thing to keep in mind is that if you’re taking Moringa oleifera as a supplement, taking it in capsules won’t supply large amounts of nutrients. (Dr. Atli Arnarson on June 20, 2017)

Health Benefits of Moringa

Although praised for its health benefits for thousands of years. Scientists have only investigated a fraction of the many reputed health benefits. So far, studies have shown that Moringa oleifera may lead to modest reductions in blood sugar and cholesterol. It may also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. (Dr. Atli Arnarson on June 20, 2017)

Moringa is rich in phytonutrients, which are effective for preventing various medical conditions such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, bronchial asthma, sickle cell disease, nephrotoxicity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, anemia, and obesity, as well as helping to build a strong immune system. (“18 Amazing Moringa Benefits”, 2017)

18 noted Health Benefits for Moringa which include some already mentioned are noted below.  To learn more about each health benefit in detail, continue reading here

  • Edema
  • Liver Protection
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Healthy Skin and Hair
  • Antibacterial  and Antifungal Properties
  • Cancer
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Bone Health
  • Immune Stimulator
  • Immunosuppressive Effects
  • Cardiovascular Protection and Diabetes
  • Asthma and Anti-allergenic Behavior
  • Urolithiasis and Nephrotoxicity
  • Wound Healing
  • Hypertension and Cholesterol
  • Abortifacient

 

References:

18 Amazing Moringa Benefits. (2017, June 26). Retrieved July 10, 2017, from https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/moringa.html

Before You Buy Moringa Oleifera Tree Products. (n.d.). Retrieved July 10, 2017, from https://miracletrees.org/howto-eat-moringa.html

Dr. Atli Arnarson on June 20. (2017, June 20). 6 Science-Based Health Benefits of Moringa oleifera. Retrieved July 10, 2017, from

Wachsman, C. (n.d.). Moringa History. Retrieved July 10, 2017, from https://www.moringa.rubiconhealth.org/moringa-history/

 

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