Moringa is a plant native to Pakistan and other countries. It contains proteins, vitamins, and minerals, making it useful to fight malnutrition.
Moringa is an important food source in some parts of the world. It can be grown cheaply and easily, and retains much of its nutritional value when dried. As an antioxidant, it seems to help protect cells from damage. Moringa might also help reduce inflammation and reduce pain.
Moringa oleifera leaves, seeds, bark, roots, sap and flowers are widely used in traditional medicine and the leaves and immature seed pods are used as food products,” says Jones. The most used part of the plant is the edible leaves and in the United States, the dried leaves are sold as dietary supplements either in a powdered or capsule form.
Amazing health benefits of moringa leaves:
- Rich in Vitamins and Minerals.
- Rich in Amino Acids.
- Fight Inflammation.
- Rich in Antioxidants.
- Lower Blood Sugar Levels.
- Lowers Cholesterol.
- Protects the Liver.
- Protects Against Arsenic Toxicity.
- It fights against inflammation.
- You’ll feel more energized.
- It balances blood sugar.
- It has anti-aging properties.
- It may reduce blood pressure.
- It may improve cholesterol.
Does moringa have side effects?
some people may experience stomach upset, abdominal pain or other digestive issues. “If you’re pregnant or nursing, avoid consuming moringa as the chemicals found in the root, bark and flowers can be harmful,
Additionally, moringa may have interactions with some medications. If you’re interested in giving moringa a try, it’s best to start with a small dose, like half to one teaspoon per day. Jones adds that, “over 70 grams of moringa daily may cause vitamin and mineral toxicity.” It’s recommended to consult with your healthcare provider before adding moringa to your daily routine to be on the safe side.