Moringa Oleifera is the tree of life found in the sub-Himalayan parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. It grows in the tropic areas and it has numerous medicinal uses thanks to the healing properties of its seeds, fruits , leaves, flowers, and bark. This plant has been long used for treating tired blood (anemia) and energy supply , as well as stomach pain, joint pain, epilepsy , asthma, diarrhea, and so on.
Mechanism and Usage of Action
Moringa is a great source of amino acids and it is a very strong antioxidant . It is able to fight cancer-causing free radicals in the body. These compounds can cause unwanted results when they come into contact with the walls of the body cells because are highly reactive . Free radicals cause external damage only, which leads to the visible signs of ageing.
In time, the damage builds up and it can attack the DNA in them by penetrating deeply into the cells . This leads to DNA mutation which prevents the cells from functioning appropriately and as these cells multiply, the cancer spreads through the body.Moringa supporting the brain function through the creation of neurotransmitters and supplies the body with usable proteins it utilizes for building muscles .
Besides the abovementioned benefits, moringa is also a rich source of nutrients, including potassium, calcium, iron, sulfur, B vitamins and much more. Moringa is one of the only complete sources when it comes to essential amino acids content. When it comes to other nutrients, the fact that you should take just half a cup of it to meet the recommended daily amounts of vitamins C and A says enough.Moringa contains more than three times the iron that beef or spinach and contain more than ten times your needs for vitamin E . It contains four times more calcium than milk and three times more potassium than beef .
Moringa prevents cramps (thanks to the presence of potassium), improves and strengthens the bones (thanks to the calcium), makes your skin better (thanks to the high content of vitamin E), and it strengthens the muscles as well. This plant is non-calorific and lean supplies your body with long-term energy, being a complex carbohydrate.
As they are abortifacients , moringa flowers should not be used during pregnancy . Prepare tea from the flowers, but if you want to eat them you will have to cook them first. Moringa is excellent for salads , can be used cooked in your meals as any other leafy green. All organic stores have moringa.
Spirulina, moringa, wheat grass, and chlorella are the power greens that are fantastic additions to any dietary regime.
source : timeforhealthyfood.com