Moringa plant is also known as miracle tree or drumstick tree and it has been used for centuries. It is well known for its medicinal properties which come from its leaves that are loaded with nutrients such as calcium, potassium, proteins, vitamin C, beta-carotene etc. According to Ayurveda, moringa can prevent and treat more than 300 diseases.
The moringa plant is great for the digestive system as it is full of fibers that clean the excess waste from the intestines. It also contains isothiocyanates that possess anti-bacterial properties that can eliminate the H. Pylori bacteria, which is the main cause of ulcers, gastritis and gastric ulcers.
Only 100 gr. of the moringa leaves contain:
- 12 times more vitamin C than oranges;
- 17 times more calcium than milk;
- 10 times more vitamin A than carrots;
- 25 times more iron than spinach;
- 15 more potassium than bananas;
- 9 times more protein than yogurt
A recent study has shown that if you consume 7 gr. of moringa leaf powder for 3 months can reduce the blood sugar levels by 13.5%.
The plant possesses anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties thanks to the activities of niaziminin, a compound found in the moringa leaves. The contents of the plant can regulate the thyroid function, even if the thyroid is hyperactive.
Moringaoleifera has been present on the market in the last decade, but it has been known to traditional medicine for a longer time. The plant is cultivated mostly in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, but it is native to India. It probably is the main reason why people in India have an 84% lower death rate of pancreatic cancer than the people of the USA.