Moringa Oleifera is one of the most powerful health enhancing plants and has been praised for its many health benefits for thousands of years. The herb is very rich in healthy antioxidants and bioactive plant compounds.
Some Moringa Oleifera facts
Moringa oleifera is quite a large tree and is native to North India. The herb goes by 100+ varieties of names in a lot of different languages such as ben oil tree, drumstick tree or horseradish tree. Most parts of the Moringa tree (including the pods and leaves) can be eaten and are very often used as ingredients in herbal medicine.
The Moringa leaves are an awesome source of a great number of many vitamins and minerals. Just take one cup of the fresh, chopped and dried leaves which is about 23 grams contain and amazing:
- Vitamin A (from beta-carotene) – 10% of the RDA
- Vitamin B6 – 20% of the RDA
- Vitamin C – 13% of the RDA
- Iron – 12% of the RDA
- Magnesium – 10% of the RDA (and we all lack Magnesium!)
- Protein – 3 grams
- Riboflavin (B2) – 12% of the RDA
Moringa Oleifera is nutritious, acts as an antioxidant, lowers your blood sugar levels, has shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, can lower cholesterol levels in the blood, protects against arsenic toxicity which has been found in food and water, raises energy, reduces tiredness and fatigue, high in iron for those suffering with anemia, protects your cells from oxidative stress, is a super immune booster, digestion, heals from the inside out, is a potential anti cancer agent.
Makes one wonder why we are not all having a boost. Moringa is available in capsules as well as tea, loose or in tea bags. You can buy the organic powder, add it to your smoothies or juices and it is widely available in juice form.