What is Moringa?

Moringa is the newest Superfood in town. It originates from the Himalayas in India, but could now be found growing around the world in most tropical and subtropical regions. It is also known as horseradish tree. This Superfood has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat diabetes, anemia, liver diseases, digestive disorders and respiratory and skin issues. Moringa is not only popular in the Eastern Countries, it was also a very controversial plant in Cuba. In 2011, Fidel Castro had several trucks hand deliver samples of Moringa to the residents of Santa Fe, Baracao, Cangrejera and the adjoining neighborhoods. Along with the sample was a printed brochure indicating the properties and benefits of Moringa. According to the brochure, the plant had enough protein to sustain life. Most of the population refused to eat Moringa. they rebelled. They wanted a good steak or chicken instead and rebelled, and complained about the pods, seeds and leaves that were falling of the trees and dirtying their walkways, patios and plates. Unbeknownst to the citizens of Cuban, their leader was actually very well informed about this SuperFood.

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What are the Benefits of Moringa?

Moringa is a Superfood with many benefits.  Here are 6 Science based benefits:

  • Nutrient Packed, the leaves are an excellent source of protein. 21 grams contain 2 grams of protein, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Magnesium.
  • Moringa is rich in antioxidants.
  • It may reduce inflammation, they have shown anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Lowers Blood Sugar Levels.
  • Can lower cholesterol Levels.
  • Protects against Arsenic Toxicity

 

How can Moringa be Taken?

 

  • Moringa leaves can be eaten fresh, cooked or Dried.  Moringa leaves should be cooked for a short time, just a few minutes, or you may eat them raw.
  • You may also use Moringa Powder, opt for Organic if available. It can be added to soups and stews, and should be added at the end of cooking or right before eating.
  • Moringa seeds are also available, you may used them like green peas. Start light as they have the ability to clean toxins from your bloodstream, too many can cause an unpleasant result such as stomach pains, bloating, and gas.

 

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19 Comments

  • Nina | Lemons and Luggage

    Posted 2018-04-28 6:53 am

    This sounds great! I have only come across moringa being used in beauty products, I believe, but I had no idea it was so healthy.

  • Amanda Sharp

    Posted 2018-04-28 6:58 am

    Very interesting! I had not heard of this before.

  • Ummu

    Posted 2018-04-28 6:59 am

    I wrote post about Moringa too because I found it is very useful for us. This article gave me more new information about Moringa. Thank you very much.

  • Buru chakraborty

    Posted 2018-04-28 7:15 am

    Nice infinformat thaks for this info keep sharisha…

  • Anshika Juneja

    Posted 2018-04-28 7:56 am

    Oh yes, Moringa leaves or moringa capsules are a trend here in India. It has a significant number o healthf benefits.

  • Usama

    Posted 2018-04-28 11:38 am

    Moringa olifera is a great herb and proven in a lot of clinical studies to have anti inflammatory, anti carcinogenic and stress relief effects on human body.
    Thanks for sharing this great article 👍🏻

  • Vivian

    Posted 2018-04-28 1:07 pm

    I have heard and read a lot about the benefits of moringa and this post adds a lot to the knowledge , I now need to incorporate in my wellness routine.

  • Ingrid

    Posted 2018-04-28 5:23 pm

    Something that litters the back yard holds such nutritious qualities. That is extraordinary. Castro was then more enterprising than he world gave him credit for.

  • traveloptician

    Posted 2018-04-29 7:28 am

    I find it really useful, thanks for sharing it! I had no idea what does it mean, now I learned something new!

  • pslater1972

    Posted 2018-04-29 8:16 am

    I really learn a lot from your posts. Thanks so much.

  • Crisly

    Posted 2018-04-29 10:22 am

    Great stuff, I haven’t heard of this before. Now I have to ask my friend Mr. Google, if this is available in PI.

  • pujarinimitra

    Posted 2018-04-29 10:55 am

    Your post made me learn something new today. Thanks for writing this one.

  • athomewithnich

    Posted 2018-04-29 3:19 pm

    I love this article, I’m always on the lookout for natural products with multiple benefits. I need to see if I can find it in France.

  • panushwari

    Posted 2018-04-29 9:03 pm

    We make Moringa drumstick curries here in Bengal. So Delicious!

  • Candice

    Posted 2018-04-29 9:42 pm

    I’ve never heard of this! I’m always open to a new superfood <3

  • etebo

    Posted 2018-04-29 10:51 pm

    Where can you buy it in the states?

  • Explorethe6

    Posted 2018-04-30 12:44 am

    Wondering what it tastes like…but I’m open to trying it b/c seems to have some great health benefits!

  • Jenna Boyles

    Posted 2018-04-30 1:15 am

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve never heard of this before. Super interested in trying it out now.

  • Hema Gayatri

    Posted 2018-04-30 7:42 am

    This one is totally a new thing to me.. Thanks for sharing this great info

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