What is Moringa?
Moringa is a very useful tree which is also known as Drumstick tree.
Moringa is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree, inherited to the Himalayan foothills, which is spread across India, Pakistan, and Nepal.
It is also cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions. Moringa is a plant that has been used for thousands of years due to its medicinal properties and health benefits.
The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots of Moringa are used to make medicine. Moringa also contains a variety of proteins, vitamins, and minerals. It also has few known side effects. People who are taking medications must consult a doctor before using Moringa extract.
What does Moringa contain?
Moringa has many healthful compounds:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
- B2 (riboflavin)
- B3 (niacin), B-6
- Folate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
What is Moringa used for?
Moringa is used for heart problems, high blood pressure, kidney stone arthritis, joint pain, asthma, cancer, constipation, diabetes, diarrhea, seizures, stomach pain, stomach and intestinal ulcers, intestinal spasms, headache, and many more.
What are the benefits of Moringa?
Moringa has many benefits.
The benefits of Moringa include:
- It Protects The Liver
- It Fights Bacteria
- Normalize Blood Sugar Level [DIABETES]
- Combating Malnutritions
- Anti-Infectious, Antibacterial, Antifungal
- Anticancer [PHYTOCHEMICALS]
- Produce More Milk for Breast-Feeding
- Strengthen the Immune System
- Helping to Restore Skin Condition
- Relieves Headache
- Strengthen the Eye Muscles
- Prevent The Intestinal Worms
- Increase Semen Count
- Relax And Promote Good- Night Sleep
- Treat Common Cold, Fever AND Asthma
- Heal Ulcers
- Clean Dirty or Polluted water
- Treat Rheumatism
- Hypocholestemia or High Cholesterol
- Protecting and Nourishing Skin and Hair
- Makes Bones Healthier
- Helps Wound to Recover
What are the side effects of Moringa?
While the leaves of Moringa are safe, but if you consume large quantities of the bark or pulp may be harmful.
The side effects of Moringa include:
- Lower blood pressure and slow heart rate because of the alkaloids in the plant
- Uterine contractions from Moringa bark
- Cell mutations caused by a chemical isolated from roasted Moringa seeds
- Interference with fertility
Leaves, fruits, and seeds of this plant are safe to be consumed by mouth. However, it is risky to consume the roots or its extracts as it contains a toxic substance. Pregnant women should take care not to consume Moringa roots. The leaves of this plant have a laxative effect and this may cause some digestive problems in some people.
Can Moringa help you lose weight?
- Reduces weight gain
- Help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure
- Prevent inflammation
- Reduce fatigue and improve energy levels
How to use Moringa powder?
Moringa powder has made from dried and grounds Moringa leaves. Moringa powder has a mild flavor having a slightly earthy taste, so it works well with many different recipes. Moringa powder is available online and in healthy grocery store chains.
- Add it to your morning green smoothie
- For lunches or other meals, it can also be sprinkled into hummus, guacamole, soups, salads, avocado toast or sweet potato toast
- Try baking it into treats like zucchini bread, or mixed into your favorite energy balls
- Finally, use the powder like matcha and whisk it into hot water for a caffeine-free coffee substitute
Who should not use Moringa?
Moringa is unsafe for pregnant women or nursing mothers to use due to the chemicals possibly found in the root, bark, or flowers of the plant. Moringa can have a laxative effect when consumed in large quantities or lead to stomach upset, so we suggest starting with a small dose—½ to 1 teaspoon per day.
How to drink Moringa powder?
Using Moringa isn’t be easier. Just mix 1-2 teaspoons into any dish or drink that could benefit from a sprinkling of spinach greens.
Moringa health benefits:
Helps You Lose Weight
Moringa is high in fiber which helps in keeping you full for longer. The leaves contain an antioxidant called chlorogenic acid that acts as a natural fat burner and also helps in balancing the blood sugar levels which is linked to your metabolism. It is known to reduce glucose levels in the body which also makes it good for diabetics.
Gives You Instant Energy
Moringa powder is highly nutritious and antioxidants and full of minerals. The body gets energy from the food you eat and hence it is used for repairing the normal wear and tear of cells that occur. Therefore, moringa powder gives you a sudden boost of energy. It is also rich in iron and magnesium that helps in fighting tiredness and fatigue.
Flushes Out Toxins
Moringa powder helps in the faster destruction of toxins from your body and supports your liver. It makes your body more resistant to toxins while the antioxidants help in fighting free radicals to keep your system clean.
Good For Skin and Hair
Moringa leaves are full of Vitamin A that helps in supple skin. It is also a great source of all the essential amino acids that helps in the formation of keratin protein for longer and thicker hair. Moringa powder also possesses anti-aging properties.
Improves Digestion and Gut Health
Moringa powder is totally packed with fiber that regulates your digestive functions and relieves constipation. Moringa leaves also have a mild laxative effect. Moringa is known for its strong anti-inflammatory properties that may help in treating infections and stomach ulcers.
Moringa contains amino acid tryptophan which is required for the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin and the sleep cycle regulating hormone melatonin. It acts as a great mood booster by stimulating the feel-good hormones in the body as it is being rich in protein.
Storehouse of Nutrients
Moringa powder has seven times more potassium than bananas and contains twice the amount of protein as in milk. Moringa powder is rich in minerals like iron, calcium and vitamin A, E and K and manganese.