Due to its numerous virtues, this green plant, the Moringa tree, is also called the “miracle tree”. Although it is very popular in India, parts of Africa, the Philippines and several other countries, yet it is relatively unknown in countries such as the USA.
Moringa tree is abundant in nutrients. In fact, each part of the tree, including the pods, fruits, flowers, roots and bark are edible and people in South India commonly use them as part of their delicacies because of their distinctive taste.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF MORINGA
The edible oil produced by Moringa seeds, also referred to as Ben oil, is much like olive oil in terms of nutrition. With unlimited shelf life, this oil is abundant in antioxidants.
Moreover, moringa leaves contain three times more iron than spinach, and four times more vitamin A per gram than carrots, which makes it a rich source of beta-carotene.
In addition, Moringa supplements, made from moringa leaves and pods, have proved far better than most vitamins and supplements available today due to the fact that they don’t contain any synthetic components.
Moringa has twice more protein per gram than yoghurt.
Moringa has three times more potassium per gram than bananas.
Moringa has seven times more vitamin C per gram than oranges.
Moringa has four times more calcium per gram than milk, which makes it great for bone health.
THE ANTI-CANCER PROPERTIES OF MORINGA
Moringa packs a number of potent anti-cancer ingredients including kaempferol, rhamnetin and isoquercetin. According to research, Moringa has positive anti-cancer results against ovarian, liver, lung cancer, and melanoma.
Although more research is needed in this field, Moringa so far represents a potential cure to these types of cancer.
ADDITIONAL HEALTH BENFITS OF MORINGA
- It’s a water purifier.
- It packs 9 essential amino acids, 27 vitamins, 46 antioxidants, and many minerals.
- It improves lactation.
- It’s beneficial for treatment of various chronic illnesses, bites, wounds, and other ailments.
- It’s an effective skin cleanser, also great for healthy, vibrant hair.
- It gives no side effects, which makes it safe for children too.