Ever heard about a tree with amazing medicinal capacities of curing more than 300 diseases, including cancer and diabetes? This is not a legend and neither is it some exotic tree. It is Moringa that we all have seen around us.
Right from early ages, Moringa has been acknowledged as the richest source of proteins, iron, vitamin C, potassium as well as fats and other nutrients and has been revered for its incredible natural health properties. There is nothing about Moringa that cannot be used. The bark, leaves, roots and flowers of the tree have all been used by people both as nutritional supplements as well as an additional compound in skin oils, perfumes and cosmetics. But what is more amazing is that Moringa’s medicinal potential is equally or even more impressive that it’s nutritional profile.
Recent studies showed that the chemical constitution of Moringa has got compounds that support favourable biochemical activities in the human body that enhance the immune system. Moringa is also proven to have the ability to provide antibacterial, antiviral, tumor-suppressive as well as antioxidant support to the body.
Health Benefits of Moringa
Moringa is rich in fibre and can clean up the insides of the intestine. It can cleanse the intestine of all the residual food material and leftovers from a greasy meal. Its powerful anti-biotic properties are proven to be amazingly potent medicine for gastritis and counter to the gastric cancer-causing bacterium.
Moringa seed can purify water much more efficiently than conventional synthetic materials, making it the most trusted and inexpensive alternative for ensuring safe and pure water.
Moringa leaves are packed with essential minerals, vitamins and amino acids. Just 100 grams of dry moringa leaves can provide nine times more protein than yogurt, 15 times more potassium than bananas, 10 times more vitamin A than carrots, 12 times more vitamin C than in oranges, 17 times more calcium than milk and 25 times more iron than spinach.
Chlorogenic, the acid present in Moringa leaves, can slow down the rate of absorption of sugar in the cells. A compound called niaziminin, which is present in Moringa, has strong anti-tumor and anti-cancer effects. Moringa has also proved to be able to regulate the function of the thyroid. This is more relevant while handling hyper-active thyroid issues.