Moringa or moringa oleifera is becoming more and more popular each day. It is a fast growing, deciduous tree which is native to India. It’s widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas all over Asia, South America and Africa.

It is also known as drumstick tree, mother’s best friend, Horseradish tree and West Indian ben.Although, moringa has become popular as a leaf powder supplement, the roots, pods, bark, seeds, flower and fruits are also edible.

Moringa is rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals. It’s a source of vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6, folate and vitamin C. It’s also a source of potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus.

Moringa is not in vain called the miracle tree. Here are some of its amazing benefits.

Health Benefits of Moringa

Cures Stomach Disorders
Moringa contains isothiocyanates, which are very effective in the treatment of abdominal disorders like ulcerative colitis, gastritis and constipation. There are studies which have shown that moringa can be used as an effective herbal substitute for a range of commercially available antacids.

According to a research, it can effectively cure ulcerative colitis. Moringa also contains antibacterial and antibiotic properties which prevent the growth of various pathogens, including helicobacter pylori bacteria and coliform bacteria which trigger conditions like diarrhea.

Protects the Liver
Moringa consists of phytochemicals like epicatechin, ferulic acid, catechin, and vitamin C. These nutrients are very helpful in protecting the liver. They help to restore the levels of glutathione content in the body and also prevent radiation –induced hepatic lipid peroxidation. According to a research, moringa leaves are effective against liver damage caused by anti-tubercular drugs, as well as in speeding up the recovery process.

Prevents Neurodegenerative Diseases
According to a recent study, moringa extracts are effective in altering brain monoamines like norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin. It can even protect your brain from deficiencies which are related to Alzheimer’s disease.

Provides Excellent Nutritional Support
Moringa is packed with nutrients. There’s 17 times more calcium in Moringa than in milk, 25 times more iron than in spinach and 10 times more beta-carotene than in carrots. It is also rich in minerals like zinc, potassium, iron and also in vitamin C and B complex vitamins. It is rich in proteins as well- it contains 4 times of what eggs provide.

Treats Diabetes
It is very beneficial in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. There are some research studies which have demonstrated that treatment with moringa gave positive effects in reduction of urine sugar, blood glucose and urine proteins in diabetic test subjects. The studies also have shown obvious improvement in hemoglobin levels and total protein content of the diabetic subject.

Contains Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Properties
Due to the antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, moringa is effective against the growth of disease-causing microbes. According to a scientific research, moringa extracts protect us against food- borne microorganisms like Rhizopus species, Salmonella, Enterobacter aerogenus, E- coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.moringa



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Moringa or moringa oleifera is becoming more and more popular each day. It is a fast growing, deciduous tree which is native to India. It’s widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas all over Asia, South America and Africa. It is also known as drumstick tree, mother’s best friend, Horseradish...