Moringa Oleifera

Another beneficial plant which contributes to creating this legendary amalgam of earthly ingredients, M. Oleifera is a drought-resistant, rapidly-growing tree native to tropical & subtropical regions of South Asia. It is usually cultivated for its seed pods, however, the leaves are also used as traditional herbal medicine or even as vegetables. 
 

BENEFITS:

  • It goes by a variety of names, drumstick tree, horseradish tree, or ben oil tree.
  • Moringa leaves are a great source of rich vitamins & minerals. One cup of fresh leaves contains;

Iron: 11% of RDA

Vitamin A (from beta-carotene): 9% of RDA

Vitamin C: 12% of RDA

Vitamin B6: 19% of RDA

Magnesium: 8% of RDA

Protein: 2 grams

Riboflavin (B2): 11% of RDA

  • M. Oleifera is also rich in various antioxidants, such as quercetin & chlorogenic acid
  • Quercetin: A powerful antioxidant that may help lower blood pressure.
  • Chlorogenic Acid: May help keep your blood sugar levels controlled after a meal. Moringa Leaf is a known natural remedy for lowering blood sugar.
  • In animal & test-tube studies, this herb has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Both animal & human based studies also show that Moringa oleifera can lower your cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • Studies in mice & rats have also suggested that the herb may protect against arsenic toxicity, a problem in many parts of the world.

 

 

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