All About Moringa

1975129_616659975126244_1031818934229122639_nHave you got word of the miracle tree, or the tree of life?

Moringa Oleifera has been in existence for centuries in countries across the world, but only recently has it gotten more mainstream appeal as an ingredient utilized in many supplements.

So what is Moringa, and how can we all gain from adding this into our healthy daily regimen? See also our Frequently Asked Questions about Moringa Post.

What is Moringa?

The Moringa plant is indigenous to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. It is also grown in tropical countries.

The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, and seeds are employed to make medicine. Some people use the pods in cooking, while others eat the leaves. The plant also has flowers, which are similar to mushrooms.

The most nutritious section of the Moringa tree is its leaves, which are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

In one serving of Moringa Oleifera leaves, you can find:

22% daily value of Vitamin C
41% daily value of Potassium
61% daily value of Magnesium
71% daily value of Iron
125% daily value of Calcium
272% daily value of Vitamin A
And:
92 Nutrients
46 Antioxidants
36 Anti-Inflammatories
18 Amino Acids, 9 Essential Amino Acids

Fresh Moringa leaves contain 70 to 75% moisture and when they are dried the moisture content goes down to below 8%, which makes the nutrients become considerably more concentrated. For this reason, Moringa leaf powder is marketed as a supplement.

The powder contains:

Protein
Fat
Carbohydrate
Fibre
Minerals
Calcium
Magnesium
Phosphorous
Potassium
Copper
Iron
Sulphur
Oxalic Acid
Vitamin A – B Carotene
Vitamin B – Choline
Vitamin B1 – Thiamin
Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin
Vitamin B3 – Nicotinic Acid
Vitamin C – Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin E – Tocopherol Acetate
Arginine
Histidine
Lysine
Tryptophan
Phenylanaline
Methionine
Threonine
Leucine
Isoleucine
Valine

Moringa contains proteins, vitamins, and minerals. As an antioxidant, it appears to help protect cells from damage.

Precisely what is Moringa used for?

Moringa is used to relieve many ailments or as a natural daily supplement

Moringa is used in many medicines or on its own to relieve the following conditions:

Anemia
Arthritis, rheumatism and joint pain
Asthma
Cancer
Constipation
Diabetes
Diarrhoea
Epilepsy
Stomach pain
Ulcers of the stomach and intestine
Headache
Heart conditions
High blood pressure
Kidney stones
Fluid retention
Thyroid disorders
Bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections

Moringa is also used to reduce swelling, as an aphrodisiac to increase sex drive, boost the immune system, and increase breast milk production.

It is sometimes applied straight to the skin to kill germs or as a drying agent (astringent). It is also used topically for treating infection (abscesses), athlete’s foot, dandruff, gum disease (gingivitis), snake bites, warts and wounds.

Oil from Moringa seeds is employed in foods, perfume, and hair care products, and as a machine lubricant. The seed cake remaining after oil extraction is used as a fertiliser and also to purify well water and to remove salt from seawater.
As it can be grown cheaply and easily, it is sometimes used in feeding programs to fight malnutrition.

Nutritional Benefits of Moringa

For millennia Moringa has been known as nature’s multi-vitamin. Moringa leaves are one of the few known plant sources to contain all essential amino acids, fiber, omega 3 oils, and over 19 minerals and vitamins.

Gram for gram, dried Moringa leaves contain about:

10 times the Vitamin A of carrots
½ the Vitamin C of Oranges
17 times the Calcium of Milk
15 times the Potassium of Bananas
25 times the Iron of Spinach
9 times the Protein of Yogurt

“Moringa comes very close to being a perfect source of nutrients, in terms of variety and concentration.” – Monica Marcu, Ph.D., Clinical Pharmacologist, author of Miracle Tree Agriculture.

One of the best aspects of the Moringa Oleifera tree is the agricultural environment it thrives in. Native to India and Nepal, the tree is fast growing and needs little water. These characteristics have allowed the tree to spread around the world into Africa, Southern Asia, and South America.

See below YouTube video for more information on Moringa.

Moringa’s Impact

Malnutrition is an epidemic. 842 million people all over the world go to bed hungry every night. 3.1 million children under age five die each year from malnutrition. Over 200 million more children have stunted growth or wasting from malnutrition and will never fully recover.

Do you want to order Moringa?

The Banting Lifestyle is now an agent for Nature’s Best Moringa and you can order all your Moringa products from us. Please see our price list for more details and to place your order.

We supply the following products:

  • Moringa Capsules – 120 (we do have in stock)
  • Moringa Capsules – 500 (we do have in stock)
  • Moringa Tea Leaves – 50g
  • Moringa Tea Leaves – 150g
  • Moringa Powder – 50g
  • Moringa Powder – 250g

Products not in stock can be ordered from us and will be available within 2-3 working days.

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