Moringa plant is beginning to gain more popularity as a new “superfood” for its highly nutritious profile and powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and tissue-protective properties.
Moringa has become popular as a leaf powder supplement, although the pods, roots, bark, flowers, seeds, and fruits are also edible.
It’s used as a traditional remedy for many ailments, and here are 7 scientifically backed benefits of consuming it:
A cup of Moringa provides:
- Vitamin B6 – 19% of the recommended daily intake
- Vitamin A – 9%
- Protein 2 g
- Vitamin C – 12%
- Vitamin B2 riboflavin – 11%
- Iron – 11%
- Magnesium – 8%
Use this plant regularly, and you will enjoy major health benefits, including:
The plant strengthens bones due to its high calcium content.
Moringa is packed with antioxidants that prevent free radical damage, which means the plant prevents and treats cancer.
Moringa juice relieves headaches.
Grind a few Moringa leaves, and apply the paste on your eyelids. Combine the juice with honey, and use it to treat corneal issues. This also helps with your puffy eyes.
Moringa plant is great for diabetics, as shown in animal studies. Use it to treat blood sugar issues. Human studies are yet to be finished. The results have shown that 7grams of Moringa leaf powder reduces blood sugar by 13.5%.
Moringa leaves cleanse blood. Make yourself a nice soup, as it is the best way to use this plant.
Vitamin A prevents premature aging. It also improves vision and strengthens immunity.