Moringa

About Moringa

Moringa's scientific name is Moringa Oleifera. It is a small tree that is native to Africa and Asia. Moringa is known as horseradish tree, drumstick tree and mother's best friend. It belongs to the family of Moringaceae. Moringa is often referred to as "The Miracle Tree" and was utilized by the ancient Romans, Greeks and Egyptians. Moringa is the most nutritious plant ever studied and the most powerful natural multi vitamins and antioxidant content on earth which is the nature’s most powerful superfood. Moringa is available in powder, oil, seeds and leaves which can be use for an herbal tea.

Moringa Uses, Properties, and Health Benefits

In recent years, research has shown that moringa plant has natural healing benefits, this superfood will keep your immune system strong, body and mind healthy. Athletes love Moringa because is the natural supplement to boost energy. Due to its many health properties this herbal remedy is a miracle plant that can treat a variety of conditions including cancer, due to its anti-cancer compounds (phytochemicals) that prevents cancer cells from spreading and damage. Scientists think that you could reduce your cancer risk in 40% by eating foods that have certain phytochemicals.
A study in the Research Journal of Pharmacology confirmed that the leaves of the moringa oleifera tree are a powerful natural adaptogen that work regulating hormones that protect the body from the effects of stress and reducing of anxiety. Moringa is an anti-diabetes natural treatment, contains a compound called chlorogenic acid which helps to lower blood sugar levels. Moringa is a rich source of the essential amino acid tryptophan and neurotransmitter serotonin that improve mood levels and depression.

Moringa Nutritional Information

Due to its high content of nutrition moringa is considered a complete food, because it contains 46 types of antioxidant, 36 anti-inflammatory compounds, 18 amino acids and have almost all the vitamins and most in a larger proportion. Based on 100 grams of dried moringa leaves is giving us 9 times the protein of yogurt, 10 times the vitamin A of carrots, 10 times the vitamin A of carrots, 15 times the potassium of bananas, 17 times the calcium of milk, 25 times the iron of spinach, due to its high content of nutrition moringa has been used in traditional medicine for centuries to treat and prevent hundreds of diseases and it is considered a complete food protein source for vegetarians and vegans. Moringa is well-tolerated by most people.

Moringa Nutrition Facts (per 100 g)

Nutrition Facts
Total Fat 1.7 g
Total Carbohydrate 14.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
Protein 6.7 g

Amino Acids
Arginine 6 mg
Histidine* 2.1 mg
Isoleucine
* 6.3 mg
Leucine* 9.3 mg
Lysine
* 4.3 mg
Methionine* 2 mg
Phenylalanine
* 6.4 mg
Threonine* 4.9 mg
Tryptophan
* 1.9 mg
Valine* 7.1 mg
*
Essential Amino Acids

Vitamins

Vitamin A 300 IU
Vitamin B3 Niacin 0.2 mg
Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid 220 mg
Vitamin E Alpha-Tocopherol 7.4 mg

Minerals
Calcium 440 mg
Copper 110 mcg
Iodine 5.1 mcg
Iron 7 mg
Phosphorus 70 mg

References:
https://www.curesdecoded.com/products/moringa/1519
https://blog.curesdecoded.com/heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-superfood-moringa/
https://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/dukeenergy/Moringaoleifera.html