|Urdu Name: برگ سہانجنہ|
|English Name: Moringa Leaves|
|Scientific Name:Drumstick tree|
|Arabic Name:أوراق المورينجا|
What is moringa?
Every part of the Moringa plant is edible. “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.
- It might enhance your sex drive.
How to use moringa powder:
Moringa is versatile and can be added to a variety of recipes, from meals to snacks and beverages, too. Moringa has a similar taste to matcha (green tea ground into a powdered form). It’s tough to characterize, but it has been described as having an earthy, grassy or green flavor. “Some folks enjoy the taste of moringa while others prefer to combine it with stronger and sweeter flavors, allowing the moringa to take on a more complementary role,” says Curtis. Here are a few ideas to try out:
- Add to your morning smoothie.
- Sprinkle in hummus.
- Add to guacamole or your favorite dip.
- Add to soups and salads.
- Stir into a pasta sauce or pesto.
- Bake into cookies and cakes.
- Make tea by adding the leaves to hot water, steep and add your favorite sweetener.
Anyone considering using moringa is advised to discuss it with a doctor first.
Moringa may possess anti-fertility qualities and is therefore not recommended for pregnant women.
There have been very few side effects reported.