Moringa oleifera tree is one of the most nutritious plants ever discovered with most of its benefits concentrated in its small green leaves. It is a fast growing tree which is primarily found in South Asia. Besides the fact that its leaves, pods, roots, bark, flowers, seeds and fruit are edible, it grows quite quickly. Due to the high levels of Vitamins C and E present in Moringa, this tree can also support brain health.
Iced Moringa Leaf Tea Recipe:
Add 1 – 1/4 teaspoon of Moringa leaf to 16 ounces of water.
Mix with a little honey and fresh ginger and orange Juice to taste.
Blend in your blender or shake vigorously for one minute, add ice and refrigerate for 8 hours.
Substitute Coconut Juice or Sugar Cane Juice for the Orange juice to make a more diverse tea and keep your taste buds happy and wanting more!
Amazing Health Benefits of Moringa oleifera
Helping Fight Diabetes
Moringa contains a type of acid called chlorogenic acid, which has been shown to help control blood sugar levels and allow cells to take up or release glucose (sugar) as needed. Its also have natural antidiabetic and hormone-balancing properties.
This herb has antioxidants and fights free radicals. Since cancerous growths are triggered by free radical damage at the cellular level, it is not surprising that Moringa should have an anti-cancer effect. Its leaves extracts impart chemo modulatory effects towards curing various types of cancers such as ovarian cancer, hepatic carcinogenesis, and skin papilloma genesis. It also has vitamin C and beta carotene, but chlorogenic acid and quercetin too.
Having healthy eyes and normal vision is something that can often be taken-for-granted but which requires the right nutrition to maintain normal function. Moringa is a rich source of vitamin A which contributes to normal vision.
Its leaf powder has heart-healthy benefits, particularly in blood lipid control, the prevention of plaque formation in the arteries, and reduced cholesterol levels.
Controls Blood Pressure
Another benefit of moringa powder is its soothing ability which enables it to lower the blood pressure and promotes good sleep. It is a natural remedy for insomnia as it possesses certain properties that can treat sleeping disorders.
One of the best moringa benefits is its super immune-boosting powers. Maintaining a healthy immune system is essential for helping our bodies stave off infections and illnesses. Moringa Oleifera leaves are an incredibly rich source of iron and vitamin A.
It also has blood-clotting properties in its leaves, roots, and seeds that enhance wound healing and can reduce clotting time, which means it reduces the time it takes for scratches, cuts, or wounds to stop bleeding.