Have you ever heard of the herb moringa? Moringa (Moringa Oleifera) has been used in South Indian delicacies for ages and now it is causing a stir in the health community. The Moringa tree can be found in the native parts of Asia and Africa and each part of this tree, flowers, fruits, roots, pods, bark, are edible and rich in nutrients.
Why is Moringa so Incredible?
- Moringa leaves contain 3 times more iron than spinach and don’t forget that spinach has been praised for ages as the richest source of iron.
- Ben Oil is an edible oil produced by moringa seed and it has similar nutritive values as olive oil. Ben oil is rich in antioxidants and the best part is that has an indefinite shelf life.
- Switch your morning coffee with a cup of moringa tea. Moringa leaves give you an amazing energy boost that will last for a long period of time.
- Instead of buying multivitamins, go for moringa supplements. They’re made from moringa pods and leaves and they’re better than any other vitamins and supplements on the market.
- Moringa contains 4 times more vitamin A than carrots. It’s also an amazing source of beta-carotene
- Moringa has 2 times more protein than in yogurt per gram.
- Moringa has 3 times more potassium than bananas.
- It has 7 times more vitamin C than oranges.
- Moringa is amazing for your bones since it contains 4 times more calcium than milk.
Anti-Cancer Effects of Moringa
Moringa contains kaempferol, rhamnetin and isoquercetin which are some of the most powerful anti-cancer compounds. Researchers have discovered that moringa can help patients fight with liver, ovarian, lung cancer and melanoma.
Additional Benefits of Moringa
- It can be used to purify water.
- Moringa contains nine essential amino acids, 27 vitamins, 46 antioxidants.
- It can treat various chronic illnesses.
- It’s a powerful skin cleanser.
- The plant has no side effects and it’s safe for kids too.
- It can improve human lactation.
Where Can You Find Moringa?
You can get moringa products from a fair trade company called Kuli Kuli Foods which is small-scale farming cooperative in Ghana and Haiti. You can also moringa plant products at a South-Indian grocery store or a grocery store that caters to South-Indian cuisine. Of course, once more people start purchasing it, this plant should soon start popping up everywhere!