Moringa is a tree known by different names, which grows in India, Pakistan, Nepal, South America and Africa. In the latter they call it “mother’s best friend.”
Precious are fruits of the tree as well as immature pods and leaves ground into powder, which is becoming increasingly popular as a “super food” and have a strong anti-inflammatory activity and are also a source of antioxidants.
Moringa helps in treating and preventing diabetes, heart disease, anemia, arthritis and liver disease as well as problems with the skin and better digestion. In shops, you can buy powder from the leaves of the trees. So what are the benefits of moringa?
Moringa is a rich source of nutrients
Dust extracted from moringa tree is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It contains high amounts of vitamins A, C, E, calcium, potassium and protein.
It works against free radicals
Antioxidants help fight free radicals, molecules that cause oxidative stress, cell damage and inflammation. Moringa also contains flavonoids, polyphenols and ascorbic acid.
Inflammation can lead to chronic diseases such as diabetes, respiratory disease, heart disease, and arthritis to obesity. Moringa reduces inflammation by destroying the inflamed enzymes and proteins in the body.
It reduces the symptoms of diabetes
Moringa is effective in reducing the levels of lipids and glucose and regulates oxidative stress in patients with diabetes, which means that it lowers blood sugar and cholesterol and improves the protection of cells against damage.
It protects the heart and brain
Moringa has therapeutic effects on the heart, especially in the control of lipids in the blood and protects the cognitive function of the brain, due to its antioxidant activity. The brain regulates serotonin, dopamine and adrenalin, which play a key role in memory, mood, functioning of organs and mental health.
Protects the Liver
Moringa has a high concentration of polyphenols, which protects the liver from oxidation, toxicity and damage. The liver is responsible for detoxification of the blood, producing bile, the metabolism of fructose and fat, and food processing.
How to eat it?
Moringa powder can be added in tea, one teaspoon a day.