Moringa is an incredible nutrient-dense super food! It has seven times the amount of vitamin C in oranges, four times as much calcium and double the amount of protein in milk, four times the vitamin A in carrots, and three times the potassium in bananas! In fact, moringa tree leaves registered a higher ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score (157,000!) than most aniti-oxidant super foods that are traditionally talked about, including Acai berries, green tea, blueberries, dark chocolate, garlic, goji berries, pomegranates and red wine! In places where no one can afford fancy pharmaceuticals, moringa trees keep people healthy. One nickname for it is “vitamin tree” – with good reason! It is not uncommon to see people reaching up and pulling the young leaves off moringa tress and chewing on them. Getting a fresh burst of vitamins and nutrients in the single handful.
The moringa family actually has 13 species found in tropical and subtropical climates. They all look very different, ranging from tiny plants to tall trees. The most widely cultivated species is Moringa oleifera.
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1. Moringa Is Very Nutritious
Moringa leaves are rich in many important nutrients, including protein, vitamin B6, vitamin C, riboflavin and iron.
2. Moringa Is Rich in Antioxidants
Moringa oleifera is rich in various antioxidants, including quercetin and chlorogenic acid. Moringa leaf powder can increase blood antioxidant levels.
3. Moringa May Lower Blood Sugar Levels
High blood sugar can be a serious health problem. In fact, it’s the main characteristic of diabetes.
Over time, high blood sugar levels raise the risk of many serious health problems, including heart disease. For this reason, it’s important to keep your blood sugar within healthy limits.
Interestingly, several studies have shown that Moringa oleifera may help lower blood sugar levels.
4. Moringa May Reduce Inflammation
5. Moringa Can Lower Cholesterol
Moringa oleifera can lower your cholesterol levels, potentially reducing the risk of heart disease.
6. Moringa May Protect Against Arsenic Toxicity
7. Moringa May balance hormones and slows the effects of aging
8. Moringa Oleifera May protects and nourishes the skin
Instructions for use
- Herbal Drink
- Add ½ tea spoon of Moringa Powder into a cup of hot water.
- Keep 10 – 15 minutes.
- Drain it and drink.
2. Rice Porridge
Ingredients (per person)
- 1/2 tea spoon of Moringa Powder (per person)
- 1/4 cup of rice (red) rinsed
- 1/2 cloves of garlic sliced
- Small piece of ginger or 1/4 tea spoon of ginger powder
- Salt to taste
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
In a medium saucepan add the rice, garlic and ginger and 2 cups of water. Pop the lid on and cook until the rice is cooked.
Meanwhile, put Moringa powder in to a bowl and add ½ cups of water and stair it. Keep it 10-15 minutes and drain it to another cup and add to the cooked rice pot and stair continuously 5 min.
Add the coconut milk and season to taste. When the mixture is warmed through, take off the heat and serve hot with plenty of palm sugar or jaggery.