Moringa oleifera is a multi-purpose herbal plant also known as commonly known as drumstick tree or horseradish tree. Moringa can withstand both severe drought and mild frost conditions, hence it is widely cultivated across the world. Every part of the Moringa oleifera is considered as a storehouse of nutrients and antinutrients.
Health Benefits of Moringa
Moringa oleifera is known for its wide range of vital antioxidants, antibiotics, and nutrients including vitamins and minerals. It is known as a miracle tree since it consists of anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-hypertensive, anti-tumor, anti-oxidant, anti-pyretic, anti-ulcer, anti-epileptic, diuretic, cholesterol lowering, renal, anti-diabetic and hepatoprotective activities.
It has been used to treat problems such as skin infections, anemia, anxiety, asthma, blackheads, blood impurities, bronchitis, catarrh, chest congestion, cholera, and other illness.
Medicinal Benefits of seeds of Moringa Oleifera
The seeds are obtained from the pods of the moringa or benzolive plant. Moringa seeds are a good source of zinc and can regulate blood sugar levels which can manage or even prevent diabetes. Moringa seeds are a good source of calcium supplement and help in reducing inflammation and severe bone disorders like arthritis, and joint pain.
They are also high in fiber and help in moving food along your digestive system. Moringa seeds have carcinogenic effects, which can stop the growth and development of cancer cells by accelerating their death count. Oils extracted from moringa seeds contains almost 30 antioxidants. It also contains vitamins A, B-complex, C and other free radicals busters that save our body from severe oxidative damage.
The seeds of Moringa contains oleic acid (Ben oil) antibiotic called pterygospermin, and fatty acids like Linoleic acid, linolenic acid, behenic acid; phytochemicals like tannins, saponin, phenolics, phytate, flavonoids, terpenoids and lectins; apart from these, fats, fiber, proteins, minerals, vitamins like A, B, C and amino acids.
They help in treating hyperthyroidism, Chronis’s disease, antiherpes –simplex virus arthritis, rheumatism, gout, cramp, epilepsy, and sexually transmitted disease, can act as antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agents.
The moringa seeds are packed with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and can be used as a moisturizer or used to treat skin problems like skin rashes and sunburn.
Medicinal benefits of leaves of Moringa
Moringa leaf contains 18 amino acids used as a basic bodybuilding block of our body, proteins which help our body to function properly. The leaves contain iron, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which helps in quick healing of injuries. They help in increasing lactation or milk production in nursing mothers. Moringa leaves detoxifies and cleanses your body so that it can function at an optimal level.
The extract of Moringa oleifera leaves is widely used in the cosmetic industry as it has a therapeutic and skin purifying property. It helps in enhancing and maintaining the natural skin color, removing the impurities from the skin and rejuvenating it. Moringa leaves helps fighting nervous disorders and is effective against a migraine, headaches, irritability etc.
It increases blood circulation of the scalp and boosts hair growth. As the blood circulation increases, hair follicles get more nutrients, leading to strong and healthy hair. Moringa leaves are helpful in controlling insulin production in affected patients.
Medicinal Benefits of different parts Moringa
Alkanoids like morphine and moriginine help the bark of moringa to be an antiulcer, a cardiac stimulant and helps to relax the muscles. Moringa flowers contain calcium, potassium and amino acids. It acts as a hypocholesterolemic, anti-arthritic agent can cure urinary problems and cold. Moringa pods are rich in fiber, lipids, protein, and ash.
Pods help to treat diarrhea, liver and spleen problems, and joint pain. Moringa seeds can reduce the number of oxidized lipids in our body and take care of our cardiac health by safeguarding the heart tissues from constructional damages.
Products of Moringa:
It is used in different forms to meet the various needs of consumers.
- Organic Moringa powder: For making smoothies, soups, stews, salads, and juices.
- Moringa tea bags: Moringa tea’s nutritional value is enjoyed the best if the water is not hotter than 140 degrees F.
- Vegan Moringa capsules: A power-packed (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids) made of vegetable cellulose for vegans since regular gel caps are made of gelatin.
- Soap nuts and Moringa based shampoo: Soap nuts contain saponin which is used as a natural surfactant. Additionally, zeatin(compound) in moringa plant gives the best treatment for your skin and hair.
- Moringa conditioners Are a non-toxic conditioner and zeatin compound helps the skin with its amazing properties.
- Soap nut and moringa peppermint bar soaps: the cleansing power of soapnut, aromatherapy properties of peppermint and benefits of moringa makes this product a luxurious and comforting experience.
- Moringa juice blend: A power pack juice to mix with juices or smoothies.