BENEFITS OF MORINGA
MORINGA plant is beginning to gain more popularity as a new “SUPER FOOD” for its highly nutritious profile and powerful anti-inflammatory, anti oxidant and tissue protective properties.
MORINGA OLEIFERA, also known as horseradish tree in English and sohanjna in most part of South East Asia. It is a small tree from Pakistan, India and Nepal that has been used for generations to treat and prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, anaemia, arthritis, liver disease, respiratory, skin and digestive disorders.
MORINGA has become popular as a leaf powder supplement, although the pods, roots, bark, flowers, seed and fruits are also edible. It is used as a traditional remedy for many ailments, and here are some scientifically benefits of consuming it:
MORINGA is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It contains significant amount of vitamins A, C and E, calcium, potassium and protein.
FIGHTS FREE RADICALS
Anti oxidants fights free radicals, molecules that cause oxidative stress, cell damage and inflammation. MORINGA contains antioxidants called flavonoids, polyphenols and ascorbic acid in the leaves, flowers and the seeds. This means it prevents the damage and degradation that free radicals cause in the cells of different organs in the body, keeping them healthy and functioning at their best.
Inflammation can lead to chronic diseases like diabetes, respiratory problems, cardio vascular disease, arthritis and obesity. MORINGA reduces inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes and proteins in the body, and MORINGA leaf concentrate can significantly lower inflammation in the cells.
HELPS REDUCE SOME DIABATES SYMPTOMS
MORINGA leaf powder has been effective at reducing lipid & glucose levels & regulating oxidative stress in diabetic patients, which means it lowers blood sugar & cholesterol & improves protection against cell damage.
PROTECTS THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
MORINGA leaf powder has heart-healthy benefits, particularly in blood lipid control, the prevention of plaque formation in the arteries & reduces cholesterol levels.
SUPPORTS BRAIN HEALTH
MORINGA supports brain health & cognitive function because of its antioxidant & neuro-enhancer activities. It is also being tested as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease with favourable preliminary results. Its high content of vitamins E & C fights oxidation that leads to neuron degeneration, improving brain function. It is also able to normalize the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine & noradrenaline in the brain, which play a key role in memory, mood, organ function, responses to stimulus such as stress & pleasure & mental health, for example in depression and psychosis.
PROTECTS THE LIVER
MORINGA contains high concentration of polyphenols in its leaves and flowers that protect the liver against oxidation, toxicity and damage. MORINGA can reduce liver damage & fibrosis and reverse oxidation in the liver. MORINGA oil can also restore liver enzymes to normal levels, reducing oxidative stress & increasing protein content in the liver.
The liver is responsible for blood detoxification, bile production, fructose metabolism, fat metabolism and nutrient processing and it can only fulfill these functions with the aid of liver enzymes, so it is vital that they stay at normal levels. For instance, lower levels of hepatic enzymes can impair its ability to filter the blood.
CONTAINS ANTIMICROBIAL & ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES
MORINGA has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that fight infections. It has been effective against many types of fungi that cause infections on skin and few strains of bacteria responsible for blood and urinary tract infections and digestive problems.
ENHANCES WOUND HEALING
MORINGA has blood-clotting properties in its leaves, roots and seeds that enhance wound healing & can reduce clotting time, which means it reduces the time it takes for scratches, cuts or wounds to stop bleeding.
7 times more VITAMIN C than Orange
4 times more VITAMIN A than Carrot
4 times more Calcium than Milk
2 times more Protein than Milk
3 times more Potassium than Banana
25 times more iron than Spinach