Moringa, the miracle tree comes from Himalayan Mountains, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and it is spread all the way to Africa, Asia, Hawaii and Thailand. It can grow in the regions where the temperatures will not drop below 0 degrees Celsius. They call it the tree of life and it is considered ads the most nutritious plant on the planet.
Leaves and pots of the moringa tree serve as vegetable. Leaves can be transformed in powder that is used as antibacterial hand washer. Moringa oil has a large use in the cosmetic industry with it anti inflamatory and regenerative properties.
MORINGA TREE COMPOSITION
Ayurveda is using the powers of Moringa tree for almost 4000 years. Ayurvedic medicine uses it to treat almost 300 different medical conditions and diseases. The tree contains extremely high number of nutrients. Moringa plant is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, D, E and K. It contains calcium, chromium, copper, fluoride, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, selenium, and zinc. It is rich with valuable amino acids, such as isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine. The plant is the best ally of the immune system, because it improves circulation, regulates blood sugar levels and metabolism. Moringa contains about 20% of proteins, valuable vegetable fibers. All the nutrients are found in very large amounts and in good proportion. Moringa plant has 25 times the amount of iron than spinach, and significantly fewer undesirable oxalate,which makes the absorption of mineral a lot easier. This is why this plant is special and is considered a Superfood.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MIRACLE TREE
Leaves are the most nutritious part of the plant. They are used to make the famous green moringa powder. It is an excellent source of protein, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C and K, as well as beta-carotene.
Prevention of heart disease
Moringa contains polyphenols and carotenoids and capsules that contain moringa help prevention of heart disease. An Indian study showed that regular use of capsules with extract of Moringa can lower levels of bad cholesterol and at the same time increase levels of good cholesterol in blood.
Control of blood glucose levels
In Asia, moringa powder is traditionally used in therapy for diabetes, because the extract of this plant can lower the blood glucose level after a meal. In another research Philippine experts noted that moringa tea really keeps the blood glucose levels in people who have problems with glycemic control.
Protection against cancer
Moringa plant is a source of phenolic and flavonoid- antioxidants that act anticancer. The studies confirmed that Moringa extract may protect DNA from damage that increase the risk of cancer.
Prevention of stomach problems
Moringa powder is a strong antibacterial agent. Paste made from this powder can be used for cleaning the hands contaminated with bacteria that causes diarrhea. It can destroy and prevent the spread of E. coli and salmonella.
Powerful antiviral effect
Moringa tree extract can destroy the virus that causes cold and herpes simplex. It is as effective as an anti-viral medications. Several studies confirmed that plant moringa heals stomach ulcers that are caused by Helicobacter bacteria.
Exceptional natural antioxidant
Moringa powder is powerful antioxidant stronger than aronia, acai and goji berry and it is very common in phytotherapy. The plant itself is good for problems with night blindness, because it contains a lot of vitamin A.
USES OF MORINGA POWDER
Moringa powder is made with drying the leaves of the plant, in the form of supplements with sour taste and can be used in various dishes or water and beverages But it is important to know that you ust not heat it up because it will lose all of in nutritional values.
If you use it like a tea which can be prepared from the leaves just like the regular tea is made. You can add it honey and you can even mix it with green tea and it will even increase it antioxidant powder. Moringa powder is also very easy to use you can use it like a simple drink diluted in water, you can add it to any kind of juice, smoothie, or you can just add it to your meal. But it is not recommended to cook it!
THE RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSE
If you are using the powder check the instruction on the container. As any other natural supplement you need to use it for a longer period in order to feel any improvement. Children older than 1 year and healthy adults can take a teaspoon of the powder a day, diluted in lukewarm water. pregnant women and people that suffer from chronic diseases should talk to a doctor before they start using it.