Moringa is a plant that recently has been causing a bit of a stir in the healthy community. You can also find it under the name Malanggay or simply as drumstick, the herb that is mostly used in South Indian cuisine because of the unique texture and taste.
The interesting thing about the Moringa tree is that its fruits, flowers, roots, pods and bark are all edible. Nothing goes to waste as they all are rich in nutrients and they can be found in parts of Asia and Africa.
WHAT MAKES THE MORINGA SO GREAT?
Well, let’s try and compare it with other commonly used healthy products and foods:
- Ben oil, the edible oil that is produced by the Moringa seeds is very similar to olive oil. Indefinite shelf life and rich in antioxidants; what more can you ask from an oil?
- Spinach is rich in iron, right? Well, the leaves of the Moringa have 3 times more iron!
- Nothing can wake you up like a hot cup of coffee in the morning. However, that’s only until you’ve tried the Moringa tea that boost the energy level and keeps it that way for a longer period.
- Carrots are good because they have a considerable amount of vitamin A, the one that’s good for the eyes. Well, Moringa has 4 times the amount and is a source of beta-carotene!
- Great new for those who love taking multivitamins: Moringa leaves and pods, the Moringa supplements, are said to be the best when it comes to vitamins because of the amount and the lack
- Yogurt is rich in protein per gram but this plant has 3 times the protein found in yogurt.
- Moringa also has 7 times the vitamin C that is found in oranges per gram. Now, that’s amazing!
- The plant has 3 times the potassium than in a regular banana.
- Calcium for the bones? Moringa has 4 times the vitamin Ca found in milk.
Researchers found these anti-cancer effects
Rhamnetin, isoquercetin and kaempferol are some of the numerous powerful anti-cancer compounds that the Moringa contains. Researchers found out that this anti-cancer potential has actually positive results against lung cancer, liver cancer, ovarian and melanoma according to the lab tests.
It may be a long way before this plant can be claimed as a cure for cancer, however, the study is essential as it can indicate a starting point for this field in medicine. The good thing is that it’s already in common use in a wide variety of applications.
The additional benefits of the Moringa:
Improves human lactation
Used to purify water
Treats many chronic illnesses, wounds, bites and other ailments
Ideal for maintaining healthy hair and is a powerful skin cleanser
It’s safe for both children and adults as it has no side effects
Contains 27 vitamins, essential amino acids, many minerals and 46 antioxidants
But, where can you find the Moringa plant?
You can find these products at the company Kuli Kuli Foods and in South-Indian grocery stores. We’re sure that once people start using it, it will eventually pop up everywhere!