Moringa sometimes referred to as “miracle tree” is a popular medicinal food of the world. Different species of moringa are found in africa all the way through to southeast asia. In the Philippines it is called malunggay and is put in many soup type dishes. The most common of the species is called Moringa Oleifera. This plant is very resilient and rapidly growing and can be harvest all year round, which is also one of the reasons it is considered a superfood, and is a great candidate as one of the foods that can feed and heal the world.
Moringa can grow into a medium size bush to a tall slender tree that bares pod like fruit with ridges that is sometimes put in soups and stews or vegetarian dishes. However the most commonly used part of the plant is the small round leaves. All of the products and byproducts of this miracle tree are jam-packed with nutrients and health benefits. Strongly recommended for people with ailments or prevention of over 300 diseases.
This plant boasts a concentrated amount of protein, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, beta carotene, and many more minerals and compounds that are extremely beneficial. One of it’s main effects is that of maximization of nutrient absorption or intake, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects. This is why it has been nutritionally and medicinally used for at least 4,000 years.
Moringa leaves prove to be extremely powerful in antioxidants like quercetin, chlorogenic acid, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. Quercetin is a plant pigment and bioflavonoid that exists innately within plants. There are many plants that are high in quercetin. Plants like buckwheat, apples, gingko biloba, green tea, St. john’s wort, berries, and of course Moringa.
Quercetin has many effects. It slows down glucose absorption and is great for increasing circulation, as well as, being strongly beneficial to the entire cardiovascular system. It is has been used to treat heart diseases, clogged arteries, high-cholesterol, diabetes, cataracts, peptic ulcers, asthma, inflammation, and even viral diseases.
Chlorogenic acid also slows down glucose absorption in the blood stream. It is a naturally occurring chemical found in things like quinine, coffee, green coffee extract, potatoes, eggplants, bamboo, hibiscus, peaches, and prunes. It helps speed metabolism, used to treat low blood pressure, and has laxative effects.
Here is a concise list of known diseases that Moringa treats:
Cancer Diabetes High blood pressure Low blood pressure Gout Asthma
Heart disease Circulatory issues Constipation Chronic fatigue Clogged arteries Cataracts
Hay fever Viral infections Malnutrition Inflammation
Moringa can also treat and prevent arsenic toxicity and poisoning! It is known that ingestion of (250mg to 500mg) moringa leaf powder can protect the entire body system from arsenic poisoning and toxicity of up to 60 to 65 percent. All within the internal, soft tissue, and nervous system.
Here is an approximation of Moringa’s potent nutrient content ( per 100 grams): It has 15 times the potassium level of bananas 25 times the iron levels of spinach 17 times the calcium content of milk
9 times the protein content of yogurt 12 times the vitamin C content of oranges It is even known to have the ability to purify water! No wonder why it is called the miracle tree!
There are many ways and forms you can get Moringa in. Moringa is being sold as extracts, powder, essential oils, capsules, and in some countries like India and Southeast Asia, as the dried and roasted seeds for cooking dishes like curries, as well as the fruit and leaves in various soups and stews.
Ingest it daily for general health, prevention, and longevity; especially now on this planet of ours. Pollution, carbon emissions, and free radicals are ever increasing; it is important to arm ourselves and be ready if we want to be able to maintain a long and healthy life.
Moringa, Malunggay, or Miracle tree, all i know is that it’s good for me.