A native to India but grows widely across Asia, Africa & South America.
It is also known by some other names Drumstick tree, Horseradish tree, Ben Oil
tree, or Ben Oil tree.
Used for centuries due to its medicinal
properties and health benefits. It also has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant and
Moringa Oleifera contains a variety of proteins, vitamins and minerals and has no known side effects. It’s thought it
may possess anti-fertility qualities so is not
recommended during pregnancy.
Moringa contains many healthy compounds:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
- B2 (riboflavin)
- B3 (niacin), B-6
- Folate and Ascorbic Acid
It’s extremely low in fats and contains no
Moringa has many benefits with a range of uses from
health and beauty to helping prevent and cure diseases. The benefits include:
Moringa helps to
reduce the amount of glucose in the blood, as well as sugar and protein in the
urine. This improved the hemoglobin levels and overall protein content in those
Moringa can help
reduce the severity of some asthma attacks and protect against bronchial constrictions. It
has also been shown to assist with better lung function and breathing.
Protecting against kidney disorders
Extract cane help
prevent stones in the kidneys, bladder or uterus. It contains high levels of
antioxidants that can help aid toxicity levels in the kidneys.
Reducing high blood pressure
Moringa contains Isothiocyanate
and Niaziminin compounds which help to stop arteries from thickening, which can
cause raised blood pressure.
Improving eye health
eyesight-improving properties thanks to its high antioxidant levels. Moringa
may stop the dilation of retinal vessels, prevent the thickening of capillary
membranes, and inhibit retinal dysfunction.
A painful condition
where fluid builds up in body tissues, anti-inflammatory properties may be
effective in preventing/reducing Edema.
Protecting the liver
Moringa helps protect
the liver from damage caused by anti-tubercular drugs and can quicken the repair
Preventing and treating cancer
contain Niazimicin (a compound that suppresses the development of cancer cells)
and properties that may stop cancer developing.
Treating stomach complaints
Moringa extracts can
help treat some stomach disorders e.g. constipation, gastritis and ulcerative colitis. The antibiotic and antibacterial properties can help inhibit the
growth of various pathogens. Its high Vitamin B content help aid digestion.
Fighting against bacterial diseases
Due to its
antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties, it helps combat
infections caused by Salmonella, Rhizopus and E. coli.
Making bones healthier
Calcium and phosphorous
help keep bones healthy and strong. Along with its anti-inflammatory properties
Moringa extract can help treat conditions such as arthritis, damaged bones etc.
Treating mood disorders
Moringa can be helpful in treating depression, anxiety
Protecting the cardiovascular system
The powerful antioxidants found in Moringa extract can help prevent cardiac damage
and has also been shown to maintain a healthy heart.
Helping wounds to heal
The Extract has
been shown to help wounds close as well as reduce the appearance of scar tissue.
Treating anemia and sickle cell disease
Moringa extract can help a person's body absorb more iron,
therefore increasing their red blood cell count. It’s believed to be very
helpful in treating and preventing anemia and sickle cell disease.
Protecting and nourishing skin and hair
against free radicals Moringa contains protein, which helps protect against skin
cell damage, so helps with skin infections and sores.