They commonly go by the name of “Drumstick Tree” or “Horseradish Tree”. This tree is native to a fairly large portion of North India.
Moringa Olifera proudly boasts its various health benefits since it has been around and used for thousands of years.
India’s ancient tradition of ayurvedic medicine sites 300 diseases that are treated with the leaves of the Moringa tree. The Sanskrit word for Moringa is saubhajnana which means ‘knowledge of the heavens’. Moringa has been used for thousands of years and is very well known in other parts of the world. Health organizations have been promoting Moringa for mal nutrition in many countries for many years. It is widely used for nursing and pregnant women to give them more nutrition, as well as their babies. Children are also given Moringa to improve their chances of surviving the early fragile years of life.
It is rich in healthy antioxidants and many bioactive plant compounds. This plant is still being researched by scientists for its other uses.
Almost all parts of this plant are used especially the leaves and pods, which are also often added in Indian delicacies.
This newly emerging superfood is packed with proteins and nutrients like vitamins A, C and E. It is rich in minerals essential for our bones such as calcium and phosphorous.
Its leaves, seeds and flowers contain a variety of antioxidants like flavonoids, polyphenols and ascorbic acid which help in fighting free radicals that cause oxidative stress, cell damage and inflammation. And thereby prevent the risk of chronic diseases like Type-2 Diabetes, respiratory disorders, cardiovascular disorders, arthritis and obesity.
Moringa leaves powder has strong antioxidant properties that have been utilized for the treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and is used to improve brain health and cognitive functions.
It reduces liver damage and fibrosis and reverses the oxidation which helps in restoring the normal health of the liver.
It has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that are effective against types of fungi that cause skin problems and bacteria that cause UTI and digestive issues.
All these studies show and prove that a healthy dose of Moringa if incorporated in one’s daily diet leads to a healthier life free from several health issues, making the individual stress free and stronger.