Moringa Tree could Save Millions of Lives

By Lisa Riley
Moringa Tree could Save Millions of Lives
You can find this tree in tropical as well as subtropical areas where the temperature is 77 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Some people have hailed the Moringa tree to be a miracle. In Ayurvedic medicine, Moringa has been associated with the prevention or cure of more than 300 diseases according to Dr. Mercola. The leaves have a nutritional value such as calcium, Vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium, and several other benefits.
What is the story behind the Moringa Tree?
In various African languages, they call Moringa Nebedaye, which means never die. The very first sighting of Moringa was in Northern India around 2,000 BC. The natives referred to it as “The Miracle Tree.” It then managed to spread from India to parts of China.
Egyptians have used the oil to protect their skin from the desert weather. The Greeks found the plant to be useful health-wise and decided to introduce it to the Romans.
In 1817, Moringa oil found its way in Jamaica W. I. The people used it for salads and other culinary purposes. They gave the oil rave reviews.
The Moringa tree goes by various names such as Horseradish tree, Drumstick tree, Marango, and Mlonge. Other names include Mulangay, Saijhan, Shevga, and Sajna. Two other names are Kamungay and Mother’s Best Friend.
Health Benefits of Moringa
Packed with Vitamins and Minerals
Moringa has tons of protein, in that it builds up your muscles and helps with the body’s metabolism. It has Vitamin A, which keeps your immune system in check. It also has potassium that helps the nerves and muscles to communicate. Calcium is another element found in Moringa. It keeps your bones and teeth healthy.
It has Vitamin C and beta-carotene, a great source of antioxidant that helps to fight free radicals. Furthermore, Moringa has iron, a necessary nutrient for growth. It also contributes to keeping the cells in your body functioning. It enables the blood to transfer oxygen from the lungs to tissues.  It has Vitamin E, which serves as an antioxidant to help get rid of toxins.
Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
It slows the cell’s absorption of sugar thereby lowering blood sugar levels. The leaves have active properties that have anti-diabetic effects. Studies have shown that Moringa has reduced blood sugar levels in albino rats. Another study has shown that if you add 50 grams of Moringa leaves to a meal of a diabetic patient, it will curtail blood sugar level by 21 percent.
Reduces Inflammation
Another benefit of Moringa is that it reduces inflammation. The Epoch Times has stated that the leaves of the Moringa plant contain flavonoids that have anti-inflammatory properties capable of treating ulcers. The oil has been used to protect the liver from inflammation.
Maintain Cholesterol Levels
Moringa lowers cholesterol levels, and studies show that Moringa prevents cardiovascular diseases. The leaves block the absorption of cholesterol.
Protects against Toxicity
News reports have mentioned the arsenic toxicity contained in rice and some ground water. Moringa blocks the toxins coming from the contaminated food or water.
Aids in Digestion
Moringa leaves are high in fiber. It helps the body to get rid of waste matter to aid in proper digestion.
Water Purification
People have used the Moringa seeds to purify water. To use, crush the Moringa seeds first before applying it to the water. It will lower the bacterial content that exists in the water.
Helps Lactating Moms
Pregnant women need folic acid, calcium, and iron, so they use Moringa as a supplement for these minerals.  A nursing mother can use six tablespoons of Moringa powder. Pregnant women should speak to a healthcare professional before taking any supplements.
Healthy Heart
Studies have shown that consuming Moringa can help to maintain a healthy heart due to its antioxidant content.
You can take two Moringa capsules in the mornings and two at nights.
Uses of Moringa
People in other countries such as Malawi, Senegal, and India value the nutrients from the Moringa plant. They use it as a supplement to boost their nutritional intake and as a way to combat malnutrition. They rarely have access to nutritious foods, so this plant is a staple in their home. They grow it all year round.
The leaves have spinach-like texture, and the flavor is similar to a radish. Some people use it in salads or use the dried leaves as condiments. Long pods grow from the tree that people eat like beans. You can also crush the seeds to make oil. The entire plant is edible from the flowers down to its roots. People also use it to combat Vitamin A deficiency.
You can add the Moringa powder to smoothies, soups, and other foods. Due to the distinctive green flavor, use a small portion of the powder until your body gets familiar with the taste. If you like to cook with oils, you can buy the organic cold-pressed Moringa oil, but it is a little pricey.
Conclusion
Some people call the Moringa plant the tree of life and some have deemed it a miracle. It has cured and prevented hundreds of diseases in other countries. The plant has tons of vitamins and minerals that help to build up muscles and boost the immune system. It keeps your bones and teeth healthy. Moreover, Moringa has other properties that lower blood sugar levels, reduces inflammation, and maintains cholesterol levels. It protects the body from arsenic toxicity. It aids in digestion, acts as a water purifier, and helps pregnant moms to secrete milk. It also keeps your heart healthy.
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