Health & Fitness

Facts About Moringa Everyone Should Know About

When people are looking to get and stay healthy, they may explore a host of different options. They could be anything from going to the gym to beginning a low-carb diet. Food supplements are very popular these days as well.

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Moringa is a plant that has attracted attention for over 4,000 years and has even been labeled ‘Miracle Moringa’. Its full name is moringa oleifera but it's also been called ‘horseradish tree’ and ‘drumstick tree’. So what’s the fuss all about, and what is it that has made it so popular for so long? Let’s find out right now. 

It’s Nutritional

Imagine a plant that is easy to grow and that can be distributed in its dry form, still retaining most of its nutrients. Moringa has been used in third world feeding programs to battle malnutrition. The young green pods can be cooked like green beans, whilst the mature pods can be roasted like nuts or cooked in a similar fashion to peas. The leaves are highly nutritious and can be prepared like spinach.

These days, many people are looking to buy extracts from this fascinating plant. According to the experts at Moringa Products, anyone looking online will be amazed to discover its ingredients, which include vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, and calcium - all in higher quantities than their equivalents in fruit, vegetables, or milk. As a result, many people are buying moringa in powder, capsule, or oil form, or even using tea leaf products. 

It Can Help The Heart And Treat Edema

Moringa contains antioxidants that may be able to reduce the chance of a person receiving cardiac damage. It also contains two compounds: niaziminin and isothiocyanate. They fight to stop the arteries of the heart from thickening. Left unchecked, a person’s blood pressure levels would be set to rise, thus increasing the chance of a heart attack or stroke. 

Edema is an unpleasant medical condition where a fluid build-up occurs within certain tissues of the body. Moringa is anti-inflammatory, which naturally fights to swell and may help prevent Edema from developing in the first place. 

Moringa Protects The Skin

Sometimes people develop scurvy or skin infections. This may be where moringa comes to the rescue with its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial elements. 

Wounds or even insect bites may be assisted in the healing process. Areas of skin that bleed may also be held back from doing so. 

It Can Protect The Kidneys And Eyes

Moringa is full of antioxidants that may assist with the toxicity levels within a person’s kidneys. It may also help prevent stones from developing within the kidneys, uterus, or bladder. 

It is also believed that the high antioxidant levels found in moringa help with peoples’ eyesight, resisting retinal dysfunction and prohibiting the dilation of the retinal vessels. 

Help With Sickle Cell Disease, Anemia, And Arsenic Toxicity

With sickle cell disease and anemia, a person needs to increase their red blood cell count. Moringa is applicable here as it increases the body’s capacity to absorb more iron. 

Sadly, there are dangerously high levels of arsenic in food (including certain types of rice) and water in some countries. When such things are consumed long term, there is always the possibility of developing cancer or heart disease. It’s early stages yet, but research with mice and rats has shown that moringa seeds and leaves can provide protection from arsenic poisoning. Let’s hope that further tests confirm this also applies to humans. 

Improved Immune Systems And Cancer Help

Our immune systems are what fight sicknesses and disease. When they are low, it can be easy to become unwell with a cold or a bug. Moringa leaves are fortunately high in iron and vitamin A, which are both essential for boosting our immune systems.

Research has found that moringa can help with such conditions as colon or breast cancer. Its niazimicin content may repress the development of cancer cells.

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Medical Advice Is Recommended

Before using a moringa product for a known health issue, it is important to first talk to a doctor. Whilst there are few recorded side effects from using moringa, there could be issues if the plant extract is taken alongside prescription medication. 

This could apply in such cases as people seeking to lower their blood sugar or blood pressure levels. It could be harmful to ‘double up’ the results by taking both moringa and prescription tablets. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also first take medical advice.

More research needs to be done on this amazing plant, to establish its amazing benefits. Some people are labeling moringa as the ‘new superfood’. Any plant that could reduce inflammation or help our livers and lungs seems worth considering. If someone wants better skin or digestion, respiration, or heart health, moringa could be the answer.

Susan Harris

By Susan Harris

Susan Harris is the owner of Rooted Mama Health. She is the mother to two amazing children and wife of a loving husband. She strives to provide the world with all the information they need to live a happy and health lifestyle.