All of Known as the “miracle tree,” the Moringa tree’s parts are used in different nutritional supplements and are also added to cosmetic products.
Moringa has been hailed as a “miracle tree” because it is a significant source of fats, proteins, carotenoids, vitamin C, iron, potassium, and other nutrients.
The flowers, roots, leaves, and bark of the tree have been used as nutritional supplements and are also used in the manufacture of cosmetics, perfumes, and skin oils.
Alongside moringa’s powerful nutritional profile, there exists incredible medicinal potential.
Chemical compounds found in moringa have demonstrated several beneficial biochemical activities, such as combating atherosclerosis andheart disease, boosting the immune system, and have antiviral,antibacterial, antioxidant, and tumor-suppressive effects.
This explains the long tradition of its medicinal use, as well as dietary use, of about 4,000 years and more.
Health researchers even started to give it nicknames such as “The Miracle Tree” and “The Elixir of Long Life” due to its miraculous healing abilities.
Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of Moringa and see whether these names are justified.
1. Moringa is rich in fibre and it is said that it works as a mop in your intestines and cleanses any excess waste left over from a greasy diet.
2. It contains powerful antibiotic and highly efficient in eliminating a bacterium known to cause gastritis, ulcers and gastric cancer.
3. The seed of this tree is even found to purify the water, and it does even better than most of the conventional synthetic materials that are being used nowadays.
4. The leaves of Moringa are abundant in vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids and much more ingredients.
In 100 grams of dry moringa leaves there is:
10 times more vitamin A than in carrots
15 times more potassium than in bananas
12 times more vitamin C than in oranges
25 times more iron than in spinach
5. The chlorogenic acid present on the leaves is known to slow down the absorption process of sugar in the cells.
6. Moringa has anti-tumor and anti-cancer effects, which is a result of the presence of a compound called niaziminin.
7. Helps in the regulation of the thyroid function, especially when it comes to hyper-active thyroid.
Watch the video below to see how the tree prevents cancer: