Moringa originates from the South parts of Asia, but it is widely spread to all tropical places in the rest of the world.
The modern science has recently discovered its benefits; however it has been praised by the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians even for its medical benefits even in the past.
Being full of many vitamins, such as A, B1, B2, B3, B6 and C, its leaves and pods generate plenty of proteins and minerals as well. It is rich with amino acids and antioxidants too which help in fighting the free radicals causing oxidative damage.
Compounds that have anti-diabetic effects such as isothiocyanates can also be found in the Moringa.
Found in a study, was that women who consumed 7 or more grams of moringa powder on a daily basis, reduced their fasting blood sugar levels by 13.5% in just three months.
Efficient in lowering Cholesterol
A study, published by researches, has found that moringa powder has a hypocholesterolemic effect. It significantly lowers the cholesterol levels in half and reduces an astherosclerotic plaque buildup.
Compared to modern cholesterol-preventing drugs, showed that the plant has potential for prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Moringa seeds and leaves also help the body from the effects of arsenic toxicity. This is highly important since contamination of the groundwater has become a public global health concern.
Here are some suggestions on how to easily use moringa in your daily routine:
If you’re using Fresh Leaves: Add the fresh leaves to a salad then steam the leaves.
If you’re using the Powder: Just add the powder to a smoothie or a soup.
If you’re using the oil: Use it on a salad or take 1 tea spoon per day in the morning.