This plant is gaining more and more popularity as a “superfood”. It is precious for its content of nutrients and unbelievable anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and tissue-protective properties.
Moringa oleifera is known as the horseradish tree, ben tree, or drumstick tree. This is a small tree originally from India, Pakistan, and Nepal. Has been used for generations in the Eastern countries. The elders used it to treat and prevent many conditions as diabetes, heart diseases, anemia, iron deficiency, arthritis, liver disease, respiratory problems, skin illnesses, and digestive disorders.
Nowadays became popular as a leaf powder supplement, but pods, roots, bark, flowers, leaves, seeds, and fruits are also edible. It’s used as a traditional treatment for many diseases.
Amazing thing is that 100g of this herb contains:
-12 times more vitamin C than lemons and oranges;
– 17 times more calcium than dairy and milk;
– 10 times more vitamin A than tomatoes and carrots;
– 25 times more iron than greens and spinach;
– 15 more potassium than avocado and bananas;
– 9 times more protein than beans and yogurt
Recent researches showed that if you consume only 7 gr. of moringa leaf powder for a period of 3 months you can reduce your blood sugar level by 15.5%.
As we already mentioned moringa contain anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.
How to Use It
You can add as a powder to your smoothie or drink it as a tea. The leaf powder was claimed safe in human studies, even in little larger doses than normal. Its powder form has a smooth flavor, so it makes for a light tea with a slightly earthy taste.
Note: It could have laxative effects if you consume it in large quantities, so use a safe dose to introduce it into your daily menu. That way you’ll avoid digestive problems. Best dosage is ½ to 1 teaspoon per day.