Molunggay, scientifically known as Moringa oleifera is widely grown plant in the Philippines, India & other parts in Asia.
Moringa, sometimes described as the “miracle tree,” “drumstick tree,” or “horseradish tree,” has small, rounded leaves that are packed with an incredible amount of nutrition; protein, calcium, beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium and more…The whole plant from roots to leaves are medically proven useful herb.
The Moringa plant is native to Northern India, where it was first described around 2000 BC as a medicinal herb. The Moringa tree spread eastward from India to the lower parts of China, Southeast Asia and to the Philippines.
Moringa is used to cure diabetes, heart disease, anemia, arthritis, liver disease, and respiratory, skin, and digestive problems and others.
Moringa Nutritional Values:
|Nutrient||Moringa Leaves||Other Foods|
|Vitamin A||6780 mcg||Carrots: 1890 mcg|
|Vitamin C||220 mg||Oranges: 30 mg|
|Calcium||440 mg||Cow’s milk: 120 mg|
|Potassium||259 mg||Bananas: 88 mg|
Here are the 07 most proven health benefits of Moringa Oleifera
Fact #1. Antioxidant
National Institute of Health (NIH) defined antioxidants as vitamins and other nutrients that help protect body cells from the damaging effects of ‘free radicals’ (oxidative damage). Antioxidants are compounds that act against free radicals in our bodies. High levels of free radicals cause oxidative stress, which may contribute to chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Moringa Oleifera is a plant noted for its immense health benefits including antioxidant nutrient content. Several antioxidant plant compounds have been found in the leaves of Moringa oleifera.
*Now look how powerful antioxidant Moringa Oleifara is among other herbs!
Fact #2. Anti-Diabetic Herb
Several health benefits were reported as a result of supplementation with Moringa leaves or seeds or their extract. The antioxidant and antidiabetic activity of aqueous extract of Moringa leaves indicated potential benefits as a potentantidiabetic in streptozotocin induced diabetic albino rats
Anti diabetic property of drumstick (Moringa oleifera) leaf tablets. If you are diabetic and can’t keep your blood sugar levels under control, Moringa oleifera can be a natural way to manage your diabetes. If your blood sugar levels remain uncontrollable for a long time, it can increase the risk of so many types of health conditions including heart disease. So simply Moringa Oleifara is the solution for you.
Fact #3. Anti-Cancer Properties
Moringa Oliefera or drumsticks have high amounts of antioxidants that fight harmful free radicals. They further help prevent carcinogen formation. Beta-carotene and vitamin C are two examples. But this plant also has powerful antioxidants called chlorogenic acid and quercetin. They act by negating free radical activity in your body. Drumsticks’ anti-cancer properties help prevent tumour development and cancerous cell growth. The anti-cancer properties of Moringa oleifera could be attributed to the bioactive compounds present in the extracts from whole plant source.
Fact #4. Treating Eye Problems.
Moringa Oliefera can also address many eye problems, including conjunctivitis. Take some leaves, grind them and apply the paste on your eyes. If you mix the leaves’ juice with honey and apply as eyeliner, it will help cure corneal disorders. The same treatment can also help improve eye swelling. Moringa leaves juice is useful in treating different chronic eye diseases.
Pain in eyes
Redness in eyes
Different methods to use moringa leaves for eye
Moringa leaves can be used as eye wash and can also be put in eyes. Extract fresh leaves juice and mix with honey and use it as eye drop or apply on eyelids. contains eighteen essential amino acids which are building blocks of proteins which help in fighting eyes problems.
Fact #5. Boosts fertility
Moringa Oliefera flower with soy milk is used as aphrodisiac and promote fertility for men. Moringa just may be the most powerful superfood which also help nursing mothers best nutrients.Moringa is a natural herbal medicine that can be used to treat infertility in not just women, but men also.
Fact #6. Treats Asthma.
According to research, treatment with moringa helps to reduce the severity of asthmatic attacks and various symptoms such as wheezing, cough, dyspnea, and contraction of the chest. Moringa Oliefera leaves combined with honey and calamsi to treat cough and asthma. People classified under phlegmatic type are more susceptible for asthmatic attacks. In small children, treating asthmatic symptoms such as cough, wheezing are also important so as to prevent severe lung conditions. Research studies support effectiveness of moringa oleifera to reduce symptoms of bronchial asthma.
Fact #7. Anti-Aging Agent.
Aging also depletes the body of much needed nutrients such as calcium and vitamins, resulting in lessened hearing, impaired vision, slower agility, reduced mental clarity, memory loss, fatigue, and increases the susceptibility to diseases such as arthritis/osteoarthritis, blood pressure, and even cancers. Moringa’s Nutrients Help Fight Aging Processes. Most people don’t know much about moringa. Moringa oil contains 72% oleic acid, making it one of the most penetrative oils. It carries nutrients deep into the skin, maintaining elasticity, smoothening out wrinkles, and imparting an overall glow to the skin. oringa also contains Minerals – calcium, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and zinc, which are important for the continued growth and maintenance of the human body.
Bonus: Appealing Facts.
* 3 Main Functions of the Tree;
Moringa Oliefera Roots contains antioxidants called flavonoids, polyphenols, and ascorbic acid in the leaves, flowers, and seeds. A study found that leaf extracts had higherantioxidant activity, free-radical-scavenging capacity, and higher inhibition of lipid, protein, and DNA oxidation than flowers and seeds.
Amongst Several antioxidant plant compounds have been found in the leaves of herbal plants,Moringa oleifera leaves in addition to vitamin C and beta-carotene, these include Quercetin what is a powerful antioxidant which may help lower blood pressure.
Moringa is a nutrient-dense plant that is rich in vitamins, calcium, iron and essential amino acids. It can benefit the body in a number of ways.
- Improves Sleep.
- High in Fiber.
- Regulate Blood Sugar Levels.
- Great Source of Iron.
- Reduces Joint Pain.
- Lowers Cholesterol.
- Induces Death of Cancer Cells.
- Promotes Heart Health & more… People also regularly eat the buds, flowers and pods that grow from moringa plants.But when eaten in appropriate doses, they are extremely healthy and beneficial to your body. One of the ways you can eat moringa seeds is to pop them like popcorn.
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