Grown in the Himalayas, the Moringa Plant is quickly becoming one of the world’s most revered superfood plants thanks to its incredible nutritional profile. Moringa (moringa Oleifera) is known by over 100 names in different languages around the world such as horseradish tree’, ‘miracle tree’, and ‘drumstick tree’. Moringa is being studied more closely for its total-body health potential. But the fact remains that it is a powerhouse when it comes to nutrition. One cup of fresh, chopped leaves (21 grams) contains :
- Protein: 2 grams
- Vitamin B6: 19% of the RDA
- Vitamin C: 12% of the RDA
- Iron: 11% of the RDA
- Riboflavin (B2): 11% of the RDA
- Vitamin A (from beta-carotene): 9% of the RDA
- Magnesium: 8% of the RDA
What are the Uses and Benefits of Moringa?
Of all the parts of the tree, the moringa leaf offers the most concentrated dose of vitamins and minerals. These leaves are usually crushed to make a powder which you can add to your smoothies, sprinkle into your energy bars, or drink moringa tea. According to research some health benefits of moringa are;
- Protecting and nourishing hair and skin
- May Help treat diabetes
- May Help with joint pain
- Rich in antioxidants
- May reduce inflammation
- May help to reduce tiredness and fatigue
Are there any side effects of using moringa?
There are no real side effects of moring as it is a highly nutritious and beneficial plant too. However, consuming large quantities of moringa can sometimes be harmful to your body. Before using moringa, people are advised to discuss it with their doctor first.
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DR. AKHLAQ AHMED– Sr. Consultant in Unani Medicine with more than 45 yrs. experience, Ex. Hon. physician to President of India. Click Here to know more.
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