13 Health Benefits of Moringa

Monday, June 3, 2013 @ 08:06 AM Charlie Pulsipher
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Moringa is a tree native to the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in northern India. Moringa can grow in tropical and subtropical areas throughout the world and is beginning to be cultivated throughout Africa and South America.  This fast growing tree is also known as the “Miracle Tree” and is one of the most concentrated superfoods on the planet. The leaves, seed pods, oil, and flowers are edible while the bark, root, and oil have medicinal uses too. All around, this flowering tree is a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and protein.

13_health_benefits_of_moringa_imageMultivitamin and Food – The simple little leaves of this tree have seven times the vitamin C of oranges, four times the calcium of milk, four times the vitamin A of carrots, two times the protein of yogurt, and three times the potassium of bananas. They are also rich in iron, zinc, and B vitamins. Moringa contains 90 nutrients that benefit the body.

Energy and Metabolism – The rich amount of vitamins and minerals nourish cells and result in a boost to energy production. The B vitamins are especially good at aiding energy levels.

Emotional Balance – B vitamins and essential amino acids like tryptophan help maintain emotional well-being, combat depression, and limit anxiety.

Mental Acuity – Moringa’s rich minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients keep the brain active and well-nourished so it stays sharp.

workout_recovery_moringa_protein_imageWorkout Recovery – As a very good protein source, moringa helps the body repair and rebuild muscle tissue after exercise. The antioxidants also protect muscle tissue from damage.

Blood Sugar – Moringa helps stabilize blood sugar and is being studied for its ability to help those with diabetes.

Blood Pressure – Phytonutrients in moringa aid in the removal of toxins and excess water, protect the kidneys, and help naturally lower blood pressure.

Cholesterol – Fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients in moringa help lower cholesterol levels and protect the heart.

Digestive Health – Moringa has been used for thousands of years to treat digestive disorders. It can be made into a juice to help with diarrhea, the fiber helps clean out the intestines, and tea helps soothe upset stomachs.

Anti-inflammatory – Moringa eases inflammation and pain. The leaves are used topically to treat arthritis and injuries. Internally they help alleviate chronic inflammation that can harm organs and tissues.

Antioxidant – Moringa has 46 different types of antioxidants, each one helping take away oxidative stress and free radicals that can destroy and damage cells.

Antimicrobial – Moringa has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that protect the body from invaders and give a boost to the immune system.

moringa_healthy_cooking_oil_imageCooking – Moringa makes an amazing and healthy cooking oil that rivals extra virgin olive oil. Moringa leaves and seed pods are great additions to many meals.

 

 

 

 

Ormus SuperGreens with Moringa

Recently Sunwarrior has added Moringa to their Ormus SuperGreens. The Amazing health benefits of moringa are in the original Ormus Greens with Peppermint, and also in the new Natural Ormus Super Greens, which the the same powerful formula, minus peppermint and stevia, making it more versatile for smoothies. Both Natural and Peppermint formulas are  U.S.D.A Organic. CLICK HERE for more information.

Charlie Pulsipher

About Charlie Pulsipher

Charlie Pulsipher is a health and fitness enthusiast, writer, author, and neighborhood do-gooder. He shifted his education from Biochemistry to English Literature in an attempt to avoid math, but never stopped loving the natural world of the miniscule. He has published several fantasy and science fiction novels and helped others publish more down to earth books about natural foods. He can’t stop writing. He is probably happily tapping away on some keyboard even now.

20 Responses to “13 Health Benefits of Moringa”

  1. Robin says:

    Where can you buy moorings in Los Angeles?

    • Charlie Pulsipher Charlie Pulsipher says:

      Most health food stores offer it in pill or powder form now. If not, you can easily find it online through places like amazon or moringafarms.com as pills, powder, seeds, and even saplings.

  2. zen says:

    where can you buy this plant ?

    • Charlie Pulsipher Charlie Pulsipher says:

      Most health food stores offer it in pill or powder form now. If not, you can easily find it online through places like amazon or moringafarms.com as pills, powder, seeds, and even saplings.

      • Robert says:

        Email me and I will send you some seeds (no charge). It grows very quickly and large. It can, however, be kept small (4-5′) in a large pot. When kept small it will not flower or produce pods, of course.
        rroesler@hotmail.com

  3. camille says:

    How much should you take daily? What does it taste like?
    Thank you!

    • Charlie Pulsipher Charlie Pulsipher says:

      Always consult a health care professional before adding new supplements. Start small, Camille, and see how you feel and like it, maybe a half teaspoon of powder or a small handful of leaves each day with food. Moringa has a radish-like flavor. This flavor mellows if you cook it. I hope that helps.

    • Robert says:

      It has a strong horseradish-like taste. I either dry it (it loses it’s strong taste) or mix it with other vegetables. I always use it with green tea and rooisbos to make iced tea. It’s also fantastic in soups. Actually the pods when smaller are delicious-perhaps my favorite vegetable. I boil them and scoop out the meat (like eating artichokes) and they taste like asparagus, but better. The seeds are also reportedly use as an anti-aging oil and as a cooking oil.

  4. Rachel says:

    Hello,
    I have the tree. I would love to know where to find
    Recipes that call for it.
    Thank you.

    • Charlie Pulsipher Charlie Pulsipher says:

      That’s awesome that you have a tree, Rachel. You can use a small amount of fresh leaves in salads, in smoothies, and on sandwiches. You don’t want to use a ton of it raw as the leaves have a sharp flavor similar to radish. You can use it in soups, sauces, on pizza, steamed like spinach, and much more. It is great with pasta too.

  5. This is a great article! I’m doing a Superfood Spotlight Series on my blog right now, so this is a fantastic article I’ll have to share:) I’ve never had the opportunity to try Moringa, but definitely will now. Thank you for sharing this Sunwarrior!:)

  6. Mauigirl says:

    Hi I’m wondering if this is safe during pregnancy?

    • Charlie Pulsipher Charlie Pulsipher says:

      Good question, Mauigirl. Moringa leaves are considered safe in food amounts during pregnancy, but the seeds are not. Use the leaves in food and avoid the seeds or pods. Hope that help you out.

    • Robert says:

      I have read to not use during pregnancy and have also heard it may have some birth-control like properties. I don’t have any links so be sure to do your own research.

  7. Alex says:

    Where i can find and buy the seeds to plant, I will love to do that project in my community garden .


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