The moringa tree is an integral part of the South Indian diet. It has a unique flavor and texture. You will be surprised to know that this plant has many benefits for the human body. Surprisingly, all its parts are also edible. We will delve into the secrets of the moringa plant and identify its properties.

Moringa Leaves

The miraculous tree of Moringa is a polyvalent that is native to some parts of Africa and Asia. In India, it is in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. The moringa tree is cultivated in semi-arid, tropical and subtropical climates. This plant belongs to the family Moringaceae. It is a multipurpose plant and its leaves, pods, fruits; flowers, roots and bark are beneficial in one way or another.

Some of the most commonly used parts are leaves and seeds. Seeds and roots are used to extract oil and flowers and leaves can be used for cooking. In addition, its bark, sap, seeds, oil, leaves, roots and flowers are used in the manufacture of traditional medicine in many countries. What is surprising about the moringa is that all parts of this plant, including bark, roots, leaves, flowers, seeds, sap and pods are a storehouse of nutrients and antioxidants.

Therefore, this plant has innumerable health benefits and has the ability to cure several diseases. For this reason, it is known as the “miracle tree” and is widely used in traditional medicine. The various health benefits of moringa are as follows.

  1. Moringa seeds contain 40% edible oil known as behen oil. This transparent, sweet and odorless oil is rich in antioxidants and is similar to olive oil in terms of its nutritional value. It has an indefinite useful life, and does not become rancid like other oils.
  2. Moringa leaves are the most used parts of this plant. These leaves are edible. They contain three times more iron than spinach.
  3. The moringa contains all the essential amino acids that the body needs. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins that are needed to grow, repair and maintain cells. The human body produces 10 to 12 amino acids. The remaining 8 amino acids are known as the essential amino acids since they must be provided with the daily diet and the moringa contains them almost all.
  4. The leaves of the moringa increase energy levels in a natural way, and is long lasting. It also serves to cure ulcers, restrict tumors, reduce arthritis pain and inflammation, and control blood pressure.
  5. Daily consumption of moringa as part of the diet improves the body’s natural defense mechanism. It is an immune stimulant and is often prescribed for patients affected by AIDS.
  6. The moringa is rich in vitamin A or beta-carotene and acts as an effective weapon against blindness.
  7. Moringa plays an important role in lactating mothers. It is proven that the consumption of moringa causes a dramatic increase in breast milk.
  8. It can be extremely effective for diabetics as it balances sugar levels.
  9. Increased consumption of junk food today can lead to high cholesterol levels. Moringa helps to balance cholesterol levels in the body.
  10. The consumption of moringa leaves stimulates cellular metabolism and body structure.
  11. This plant also has several antibacterial properties and therefore can be used as a purifier and as a natural detoxifier. Moringa seeds are used in impure water to aid in the absorption of all impurities. Moringa helps in the elimination and excretion of toxic waste by attracting toxins from the blood.
  12. There are no reports of side effects caused by the moringa. Therefore, children and adults can safely consume it. Today, it is used in oats, pasta and breads to increase the nutrient content of meals. However, you can also use it in dishes of eggs, vegetables, meats or any other dish.
  13. Moringa supplements are better than most calcium and multivitamin supplements available on the market that use synthetic ingredients. Moringa supplements are made from the leaves and pods that are the natural sources of calcium and multivitamins. Its processing method increases the availability and absorption of nutrients by the body.