Moringa Oleifera – the Miracle Plant

Moringa Oleifara - The Miracle Plant

Moringa Oleifara – The Miracle Plant

It has come to be known the world over as a “miracle plant’, so much so that it is used as food as well as medical remedy. Called Moringa oleifera, its seeds, which are edible in both fresh and dry forms, for centuries, is a popular traditional Indian medicine.

This plant, contain vitamins A, B, C, D, E and minerals including potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, and magnesium. Moringa leaves are rich in essential amino acids, which are not commonly found in plants, and it is rich in protein. It is a good source of cholesterol which protects against cardiovascular diseases. It is also well known as a stimulant for milk production for breastfeeding mothers.

Moringa leaves are safe for human consumption. It does not contain any toxic element or side effect. The leaves are mostly used to make Moringa tea, which contains flavonoids, the antioxidants necessary in the fight against free radicals in the human body. The tea is also used to control blood glucose level, stabilise high blood pressure, promote a good night sleep, as well as an energy booster.

There are reports that Moringa leaves are also used to treat gastrointestinal problems, headache, inflammation, anaemia, fever, eye infections, bronchitis, poor nutrition, inner ear infection and skin disease.

As a traditional medical remedy, Moringa roots are used to control disorders of circulatory system, to stimulate appetite, and improve function of the digestive tract (useful for people with gastric upset and Irritable Bowel Syndrome). They were also used to treat sexual dysfunctions, female reproductive tract issues, and arthritis.

Based on studies, experts claim Moringa roots contain elements that can help with ovarian cancer, kidney stones, inflammations, and also help people who take pain medication to have longer and less interrupted sleep. Its roots can also be used for culinary purpose, as sauce made from it, is similar to horseradish sauce. And when spiced, also serve medical purposes.

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