25 Amazing Benefits Of The Moringa Tree
Written by: Jess Baumgardner
Have you been hearing about the new “miracle tree” known as Moringa?
This powerful superfood is popping up in smoothies and health food stores all over and is medically proven to help with all kinds of ailments from skin disorders to diabetes. The tree packs a serious nutritional punch – so much so that you can use it as your daily multivitamin! Moringa is even used to treat malnutrition in countries such as Guatemala.
So, What Exactly Is Moringa?
- The moringa tree, or “drumstick tree” because of the way it looks, has been around for hundreds of years.
- Originally from India, it now grows around the world on five different continents.
- The wood’s texture and taste resembles horseradish.
- Many parts of the tree can be used – the bark, roots, leaves, flowers, seeds, sap and pods.
- The leaves are currently distributed for ingestion via capsules and tea bags.
Sound awesome? It only gets better! The moringa tree is a gift from the Earth that provides a whole plethora of benefits and nutritional values. Its multivitamin quality is only the beginning.
So, What Makes This Tree A “Miracle Tree?”
Well, Here Are The Miraculous Health Benefits Of Moringa:
1. Improves Digestion – Moringa protects the stomach lining, improves digestion and prevents ulcers.
2. Fulfills Protein Quota – Moringa contains 18 amino acids and 9 of them are essential amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and your body can produce all but those nine, which you need to get from your daily diet. Moringa has you covered here with two times the amount of protein you can get from milk or eggs.
3. Boosts Energy – It helps boost energy levels in a natural way, meaning there’s no crash shortly afterwards.
4. Balances Blood Sugar – Because moringa helps to balance blood sugar, it has been extremely useful for those with diabetes.
5. Covers Daily Vitamin – As mentioned before, because of the nutritional profile of moringa, you can replace your daily vitamin, which often is full of unnecessary ingredients.
6. Regulates Blood Pressure – Moringa has been shown to help reduce high blood pressure.
7. Strengthens Immunity – Moringa supports the immune system when taken daily.
8. Stabilizes Cholesterol – Helps to balance cholesterol levels in the body.
9. Contains Ben Oil – Moringa contains this sweet, odorless oil with an indefinite shelf life and nutritional profile similar to olive oil.
10. Deemed Safe – No side effects have been reported to date, so moringa is safe for adults and children.
11. Detoxifies – Moringa helps flush toxins out of the liver and blood.
12. Increases Breast Milk – In lactating mothers, moringa has been reported to naturally increase breast milk production.
13. Provides Antioxidants – The leaves provide 46 antioxidants to keep free radicals under control in the body.
14. Improves Mood – A great resource for those down or stressful days.
15. Healing Properties – The antibiotic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of moringa make it an excellent healer for cuts, bruises and general inflammation.
16. Improves Kidney Function – The roots help the body flush calcium and phosphates from the kidneys more efficiently, leading to better functioning kidneys and less kidney stones.
17. Vitamin Packed – Moringa contains more vitamin A than carrots, more calcium than milk, more vitamin C than oranges, more iron than spinach and more potassium than bananas.
18. Collagen – Moringa contains sulphur, a key ingredient in collagen that makes your skin soft and flexible.
19. Protectant – The seed of moringa is used in cleansers and creams as a protectant from things like pollution or cigarette smoke.
20. Purifying – The seed is also used to deep-clean and detoxify the skin.
21. Anti-Aging – The antioxidants in moringa are delivered to the skin cells and contribute immensely to the overall health of skin, preventing wrinkles and lines.
22. Reduces Split Ends & Dandruff – Moringa oil improves the strength of the hair and scalp and supplies vitamins and minerals to them.
23. Hair Growth – The high content of vitamin A promotes hair growth and reduces brittle hair and dandruff.
24. Minerals – Moringa contains the minerals essential for healthy hair: manganese, magnesium, selenium, copper, iron, calcium and potassium.
25. Nutrient Absorption – Vitamin C and E help the hair follicles absorb more nutrients by stimulating blood circulation at the scalp.
The list can really go on and on for this miraculous superfood. Have you tried it and noticed any additional benefits? Let us know in the comments below!
Jessica Baumgardner, aka Health Coach Philly, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She is dedicated to helping women improve their nutrition, reduce stress, lose weight and increase their energy through her personalized nutrition and lifestyle programs.
Jessica holds a Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition school and the only school integrating over 100 dietary theories, from traditional philosophies like ayurveda and macrobiotics, to modern concepts.
After successfully using a holistic approach to prepare for her wedding in 2012, Jessica decided to share her knowledge of whole foods and healthy living with women, to help them fulfill their own personal goals.
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