What is Moringa ?
Moringa is a plant that is often called the drumstick tree, the miracle tree, the ben oil tree or the horseradish tree. Moringa has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties and health benefits. It also has antifungal, antiviral antidepressant and anti inflammatory properties.
Moringa contains many healthful compounds such as :
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It is also extremely low in fats and contains no harmful cholesterol. India is the largest producer of moringa, with an annual production of 1.2 million tonnes of fruits on area of 380 km.
Moringa is grown in home gardens and as living fences in South Asia and Southeast Asia, where it is commonly sold in the local markets. In the Philippines and Indonesia, it is commonly grown for its leaves which are used as food. Moringa is also actively cultivated by the world vegetable center in Taiwan, a center for vegetable research.
More generally, Moringa grows in the wild or is cultivatd in central America and the Caribbean, northern countries of south America, Africa, South & Southeast Asia and various countries of Oceania.
Choosing the right Moringa
Moringa is becoming increasingly available around the world as health lovers discover its may benefits-however, not all Moringa is made equal. PROZEAL is an India-inspried health food brand and social business. We work directly with small scale producers to create our high-quality superfood products, creating sustainable livelihoods for rural households.
We have tested Moringa from many suppliers around the world and very few have passed our rigorous quality controls. Moringa leaves are harvested and washed repeatedly with fresh water to remove dust partical and impurity before drying and purvarising and packed in a hygenic condition for use.
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What are the benefits ?
Moringa is belived to have many benefits and its uses range from health and beauty to helping prevent and cure diseases. The benefits of moringa include:
Moringa seeds oil is beneficial for protecting hair against free redicals and keeps it clean and healthy. Moringa also contains protein, which means it is helpful in protecting skin cells from damage. It also contains hydrating and detoxifying elements, which also boost the skin and hair. It can be successful in curing skin infections and sores.
Moringa appears to protect the liver against damage caused by anti tubercular drugs and can quicken its repair process.
Moringa extracts contain properties that might help prevent cancer developing. It also contains niazimicin, which is compound that suppresses the development of cancer cells.
Due to antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties, Moringa extracts might combat infections caused by Salmonella, Rhizopus and E. coll.
Moringa extracts might help treat some stomach disorders, such as constipation, gastritis and ulcerative colitis. The antibiotic and antibacterial properties of moringa may help inhibit the growth of various pathogens, and its high vitamin B content helps with digestions.
Moringa also contains calcium and phosphorous, which help keep bones healthy and strong. Along with with its anti-inflammatory properties moringa extract might help to treat conditions such as arthritis and may also heal damaged bones.
Moringa is thought to be helpful in treating depression, anxiety and fatiuge.
The powerful antioxidants found in Moringa extract might help prevent cardiac damage and has also been shown to maintain a healthy heart.
Moringa helps to reduce the amount of glucose in the blood, as well as sugar and protein in the urine. This improved the haemoglobin levels and overall contents in those tested.
Moringa may help reduces the severity of some asthama attacks and protect against bronchial constrictions. It has also been shown to assist with better lung function and breathing overall.
People may be less likely to develop stones in the kidney, bladder or uterus if they ingest Moringa extract. Moringa contains high levels of antioxidants that might aid toxicity levels in the kidneys.
Moringa contains isothiocyanate and niaziminin, compounds that help to stop arteries from thickening, which can be cuase blood pressure to rise.
Moringa contains eyesight improving properties thanks to its high antioxidant levels. Moringa may stop the dilation of retinal vessels, prevent the thickening of capillary membranes, and inhibit ratinal dysfunction.
Edema is a painful condition where fluid builds up in specific tissues in the body. The anti-inflammatory properties of Moringa may be effective in preventing edema from developing.
Nutrient Composition of a Moringa Leaf
|Fresh leaves (value/100 gm edible portion)||Dried leaves (value/24 gm edible portion)|
|Calories||92 cal||49 cal|
|Macronutrients Protein||6.70 gm||6.5 gm|
|Fat||1.70 gm||0.55 gm|
|Carbohydrates||12.5 gm||9.2 gm|
|Microutrients Carotene (Vitamin A)||6.78 gm||4.54 mg|
|Thiamin (B1)||0.06 mg||0.63 mg|
|Riboflavin (B2)||0.05 mg||4.92 mg|
|Niacin (B3)||0.8 mg||1.97 mg|
|Vitamin C||220 mg||4.15 mg|
|Calcium||440 mg||480.72 mg|
|Copper||0.07 mg||0.14 mg|
|Fiber||0.90 mg||4.61 mg|
|Iron||0.85 mg||6.77 mg|
|Magnesium||42 mg||88.32 mg|
|Phosphours||70 mg||48.96 mg|
|Potassium||0.26 gm||0.32 gm|
|Zinc||0.16 mg||0.79 mg|