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Health benefits of Moringa Oliefera

Uses of Drumstick Tree:

Traditionally people have discovered a vast array of uses for Moringa. This knowledge existed in many different parts of the world—Africa, Latin America, South America, India, Indonesia, and many island nations. Moringa has been used in Nutrition, Disease Prevention, Fertilizer, Erosion Control, Water Purification, Cosmetics, Textile Printing, Insecticide, Fungicide, Lubricants, Tanning Leather, Dye, Fibre Products, Fences, Ornamentation & Shade, Wind Barrier, Condiment, etc.

Moringa has been imparting multi-dimensional benefits from each of its parts. The leaves, flowers, seed pods, mature seeds and moringa seed oil are edible components of the tree and finds culinary use. Leaves are eaten as greens, in salads, in vegetable curries, as pickles and for seasoning. The immature seed pods of moringa tree popular as drumsticks are used in various delicacies. Moringa leaves are a great alternative to meat attributing to the high protein content especially for the vegetarians. Moringa contains extremely vital amino acids – arginine and histidine which are required for infant growth and considered boon for fighting malnutrition.

Nutritional value of Moringa:

Moringa is often touted as “the most nutrient dense material on earth” and the claims are quite true. Nutritional analysis has shown that Moringa leaves contain larger amounts of several important nutrients than the common foods often associated with these nutrients. On gram-for-gram comparison of nutritional data, morgina leaves have -

7 times the Vitamin C of Oranges

4 times the Vitamin A of Carrots

4 times the Calcium of Milk

3 times the Potassium of Bananas

2 times the Protein of Yoghurt

Moringa leaves contain various vitamins (including vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, vitamin C), minerals (including calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and zinc), proteins, antioxidants, and other benefits. Moringa leaves provide amino acids which are rare in vegetarian diet and often found in meat. Moringa provides protein – arginine and histidine, which are required for infant growth and extremely valuable food source in various countries having problems of under-nourishment.

Dried moringa leaf powder are considered to be more potent than fresh leaves. Increase in the nutritional value is seen when delicate moringa leaves are dried carefully under shade.

Health Benefits of Moringa:

In ancient medicinal science Ayurveda, moringa (also known as shigru) is valued for its impressive range of therapeutic usage. Various parts of moringa including leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antidepressant, antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities. A recent paper published by John Hopkins institute mentions health benefits of various parts of moringa, some of the health benefits of Moringa are listed below:

Moringa for Healthy Skin:

Moringa has potential benefits in cosmetic applications. Some proteins have been found which have anti stress action on hair and skin. Cytokinin found in moringa has anti aging properties. Moringa has high content of Zeatin which has anti oxidant and anti aging properties too. It helps body replace cells faster and thus providing young skin. Oil is somewhat dangerous if taken internally, but is applied externally for skin diseases.

Using Moringa seed oil for Good Hair:

Just like coconut oil, moringa seed oil has been appreciated for hair growth since long. With antioxidant properties, it protects hare from pollution and environmental damage. With conditioning effect on scalp, it stimulates hare growth.

Anti microbial properties of Moringa:

Moringa leaves, root and gum show anti bacterial properties. It is seen effective against wide range of bacteria. A research study on potential of moringa leaves and its extracts show that it contains various bio components which have anti bacterial properties which are highly comparable to antibiotic ampliclox and suggest presence of broad spectrum of bio active substances. Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences published a study which found that Moringa seed and leaf extracts killed Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacter aerogenes bacteria. Moringa leaves extract is looked upon by pharmaceuticals companies as promising antimicrobial agent and having potential pharma applications. Moringa herb is also effective on infection by herpes virus.

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