The moringa plant is native to India and other countries. The fact that it contains proteins, vitamins, and minerals makes it useful in the fight against malnutrition.
In some parts of the world, moringa is an important food source. Drying it retains a lot of its nutritional value, and it can be grown cheaply and easily. Moringa appears to be an antioxidant that protects cells from damage. It is also believed to help reduce inflammation and pain.
Asthma, diabetes, breast-feeding, and many other conditions are treated with moringa, but there is no solid scientific evidence to support these claims.
Leaf extracts are used to treat malnutrition and increase lactation in lactating mothers. The compound may act as an antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial agent. A natural coagulant, Moringa oleifera seed, is extensively used in the treatment of water.
In this study, researchers investigated the use of moringa for the treatment of diabetes and cancer and the fortification of moringa in commercial products. The review explains the use of moringa across disciplines to treat a variety of ailments and explores nutritional, commercial and pharmacological properties of this “Miracle Tree”.
Originally from the Indian subcontinent, Moringa oleifera grows quickly and is drought-resistant. Moringa is also known as drumstick tree, horseradish tree, and ben oil tree or benzo live tree. Wikipedia
As well as Asia and Africa, it can grow in other tropical and sub-tropical places. The leaves, flowers, seeds, and roots of this plant have been used in folk medicine for centuries.
Are There Health Benefits?
Vitamins and minerals are abundant in moringa. Vitamin C in the leaves is seven times higher than in oranges, and potassium is 15 times higher than in bananas. Calcium, protein, iron, and amino acids are also found in it. These nutrients support muscle growth and healing.
Aside from its antioxidant properties, it may also boost your immune system. Some of these antioxidants may also lower blood pressure and reduce fat levels in the body and blood.
Uses of Moringa
Some experts believe antioxidants and other plant chemicals may help heal stress and inflammation in the brain.
Scientists are also trying to see if it might help with:
Is It Safe?
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